Jonathan Parks AIA is the Principal-in-Charge of SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture. He earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture
from the University at Buffalo in 1984.
Jonathan Parks AIA’s designs advance architecture to support a better understanding of ourselves and our environment. Pushing beyond buildings as beautiful objects, he shapes projects that are rooted in community identity, foster well-being, and focus on putting people at the center. As Founder and Principal-in-Charge of a Sarasota, Florida-based design firm for over 20 years, SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture is a studio of fifteen full and part-time employees that provide architectural, planning, and interior design services for residential, commercial, institutional, and hospitality projects. A number of the firms’ projects have been recognized among the most sustainable in Florida and the nation, and their portfolio of work has received over 100 design awards towards the advancement of architecture including honors from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Docomomo U.S., the U.S. Green Building Council, and AIA Florida. Beyond new construction, Jonathan has specialized in restoring mid-century modern projects by Paul Rudolph and the founding practitioners of the Sarasota School of Architecture. He spent the first ten years of his career working with Charles Moore FAIA at Centerbrook Architects and Planners. Originally from Amherst, NY, Jonathan completed his graduate studies in Architecture at University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree at University at Buffalo. SolsticeArchitects.com
Published November 10, 2023