SARASOTA, Fla. – December 12, 2017 – Fawley Bryant Architecture (FBA), an interdisciplinary architecture and interior design firm with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, announces today the addition of five new staff members, including a Senior Project Architect who will oversee the downtown Bradenton office. The growth comes after one of the firms most successful years to date.
With 13 years of experience, Shannon Barrier, who holds architectural licenses in multiple states and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), joins the FBA team as a Senior Project Architect. With experience in healthcare, education, commercial, residential, and adapted reuse, Barrier will not only manage the firm’s downtown Bradenton office, but will be responsible for projects including the South Florida Museum expansion, Manatee County Lifeguard Stations and HVAC work on the campuses of New College and Florida State University.
Joining the team as an Interior Design Project Manager, Alyssa Townsend brings 15 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Townsend graduated from Florida State University. Over the course of her career she has worked with notable clients such as the CFO of Scholastic; the CEO of Tiffany & Co.; and the VP of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She is a licensed professional, LEED AP and a member of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Townsend marks the third member of the FBA Interior Design team and will help the firm on the following projects: City of Bradenton Parking Garage, City of Venice City Hall renovations and assorted projects for IMG Academy.
“After securing large projects and clients like the new Atlanta Braves Stadium in North Port, the Professional Bull Riders Performance Center in Pueblo, Colorado and the new Bradenton Parking Garage, it was imperative for us to hire experienced professionals that could transition quickly and contribute immediately,” said Steve Padgett, Executive Vice President at FBA. “In addition, we always need great support staff. The BIM Technicians, office staff and young architects are an integral part to our process.”
In addition to Townsend and Barrier, FBA welcomes Gary Christensen as a BIM Technician; Allison Angle as an Intern Architect; and Pamela Winkle as the Assistant Firm Administrator. With 20 full time employees and 24-year history, FBA remains one of the largest Architecture firms in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.