About Sarasota Architects

Halflants + Pichette is a modern Architecture studio located in Sarasota, FL. Our design goal is to create high quality modern designs that respond to context and function. Driven by a consistent philosophy in lieu of style, Halflants + Pichette's Architecture closely connects to the client's program and site by finding inspiration in the constraints of the project. Our firm provides a range of services that includes full Architectural and construction services, custom furniture design, interior design, and master planning.


HALFLANTS + PICHETTE   is an  award winning modern design-build studio with offices in Sarasota and Tampa. Our goal is to create thoughtful, high quality modern architecture that respond to context and function. Our approach to modern architecture is process-oriented and deliberately avoids preconceived solutions. Halflants + Pichette provides a range of services that include architectural design, interior design,  master planning,  and  full construction  services.

John Pichette is both a registered architect and a licensed contractor. After serving for four years with the US Air Force, John completed an intensive five year professional program at Andrews University in Michigan. In Sarasota, John worked for ten years in a well-established firm that offered him project management opportunities in all phases of design and construction. John has served as project architect for numerous commercial and public projects including the regional headquarters for Girls Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida. He has managed the design documentation and construction administration for over 40 buildings, including numerous local and state AIA award winning projects. In 2005, John founded the practice where he continues to be dedicated to the success of the projects from site layout to construction details. He is the current president of the Gulf Coast chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


Michael Halflants started his architectural education in Brussels at the Institut Supérieur de St Luc. He later earned a masters at the University of Florida, where he was awarded the gold medal, the college’s highest design honor. Upon graduation, Michael was a project designer with the Polshek Partnership in New York City. In that capacity, he drew designs for theaters and offices in Manhattan and for the Kansas University Spencer Museum. Working in a joint venture with Arata Isozaki’s Tokyo office, he worked on the Brooklyn Museum addition. In 2018, Michael was recognized with the Florida Medal of Honor for Design, the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects can bestow upon an architect in Florida. As a tenured professor at the University of South Florida, he teaches graduate design studios, urban design, tropical design, and the modern housing course.  He has led design studios across the world including in Tokyo, Mexico City, Berlin, and Madrid. He is a native French speaker.



License No. AA-26001368  

General Contractor License  No. CGC-1518813