SPARK Modern Fires Design Competition


The winners are here!

SPARK Modern Fires is thrilled to announce the winners in our annual Design Competition. This year the entries were so impressive, pushing ideas to places we have not yet seen!
Congratulations to all of our participants but especially to:
Curve of the Oak Residence
Rob Evans, AIA NCARB
IPG Incorporated Architects & Planners
who was selected as the Grand Prize Winner In this year’s Competition.

$2500 Grand Prize Winner: Curve of the Oak Residence

Curve of the Oak Residence
Valdosta, GA
Featuring the Spark Linear Burner System Indoors and Outdoors
Architect & Designer:
IPG Incorporated, Architects & Planners
Photos: Rob Evans


The “Curve of the Oak” residence is located on family property, which features a 100+ year old Live Oak tree. The canopy of the Live Oak is approximately 120′ in diameter. The house is set up on a 70′ radius, which allows each room to have a direct view to the centerline of the Live Oak. The living room faces directly North with one 6′ Indoor Linear Burner System as the focal point of the room. The outdoor, recreation, pool, spa and band area has a 6’ outdoor linear burner positioned just above the pools waterfall feature.


The Live Oak tree, Dining Room, and the 6′ Outdoor Linear Burner System, are aligned on an East-West axis. Both fire features incorporate stainless steel in the design of the hearth. From public to private events these fire features have been a major part of the conversations, design backdrop, and many great memories.


I want to thank the Spark Modern experts who helped me to better understand and utilize/feature both the Indoor and Outdoor Linear flames. Without the assistance of the Spark Modern experts my home would not have the active and featured elements of fire displayed when friends and family gather.



Merit Award Winners

Here are four more inspiring SPARK installations:



Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes
Plano, TX
Vent Free 4 ft
Architect: Bonick Landscaping
Designer: Jon Raney
Photographer: Scot Redman


Georgetown Apartment on High Street
Georgetown Apartment on High Street
Washington DC
Vent Free 4 ft
Designer: Deborah Kalkstein
Photographer: Stacy Zarin


Crest Belvedere
Crest Belvedere
Belvedere, CA
Linear Burner System Outdoor
Architect: John Merten
Photographer: Benard Andre


UNC South Village Dining Facility
UNC South Village Dining Facility
Charlotte, NC
Fire Ribbon Tri Vu
Architect: Brad Crotts – Perkins Eastman
Designer: Katherine Darling – Perkins Eastman
Photo: Sarah Mechling – Perkins Eastman


Long House
Long House
Baltimore, Maryland
Direct Vent Vu Thru 3 ft
Architect: Mark McInturff FAIA
Colleen Gove Healey
Photographer: Julia Heine

Enter the Contest here!

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