HALFLANTS + PICHETTE is an award winning modern Architecture studio with offices in Sarasota and Tampa. Our goal is to create thoughtful, high quality modern designs 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 opened his practice where he continues to be dedicated to the success of the projects from site layout to construction details. John is an AIA Gulf Coast board member where he serves as treasurer.
Michael Halflants started his architectural education in Brussels at the Institut Superieure de St Luc. He then 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 2007, the University of Florida honored him with the Young Architect Award. In 2012, Michael was awarded a National American Institute of Architects award. As a tenured professor at the University of South Florida, he teaches graduate design studios and the modern housing course. He is a native French speaker and conversational in Dutch.