SARASOTA, FL – Innovative architecture and interior design firm Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) announces that Jedd W. Heap, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm’s Sarasota office as a Senior Project Architect. Mr. Heap’s wide-ranging experience features thoughtfully designed, sustainably focused project types including animal welfare, education, government, commercial, medical office and recreational projects.
With more than 20 years of Florida design and construction experience, Jedd has led teams on landmark projects like Sarasota Military Academy, Sun N Fun Resort Wellness Center, Sally & Sam Shapiro Babies & Children’s Medical Center, The Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park, and the much anticipated expansion of the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
“I enjoy working closely with clients and contractors who are passionate about their projects, the impact they will have in the community and the people the projects will serve,” says Jedd. “The PRA team embodies those qualities, and I am excited to be a part of it.
“Our diverse design portfolios and varied project experiences complement each other nicely,” said John Holz, Managing Partner of PRA Sarasota. “Jedd’s multi-disciplinary experience is a welcome addition to future PRA projects with the Tampa Bay Rays, North Port Fire and Police, Dioceses of Orlando and Venice, as well as dental, veterinary, medical, and senior living projects across Florida and the country.”
Additionally, Mr. Heap takes an active leadership role in the community, serving as the State Director for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA, is a sitting member of the Manatee County Planning Commission, and volunteers his time for local non-profits and his daughter’s elementary school.
Author: PRA Partner John Holz. John is an award-winning designer and leads PRA’s Sarasota office.