Local builders, architects win at International Builders Show

"Lotus on Orange," designed by Chris Leader of Leader Design Studio in Sarasota. Leader will take place in a panel discussion titled "Young Turks of Sarasota Architecture" on Feb. 10 at the Crocker Church on 12th Street.

"Lotus on Orange," designed by Chris Leader of Leader Design Studio in Sarasota. Courtesy photo.

Josh Wynne Construction won the BIG (Best in Green) Award at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week. "Last night, we were honored to receive the Platinum BALA (Best in American Living Award) in the Custom and Green Categories nationwide, and we were awarded Best Project in the South Atlantic Region, as well," Wynne said.

The winning project was Lotus on Orange, a modernist house that was a collaboration of Wynne and designer Chris Leader.

Builder Michael Walker and architect Yehuda Inbar were finalists in the BIG Awards and were awarded the Gold Award in the BALA Green category, Wynne reported.

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DSDG's Loma Linda house in Sarasota. Courtesy photo

The DSDG architecture firm, a partnership of Mark Sultana and Tom Denslow, won a silver award in the BALA Custom Home Category for the Loma Linda house.

Drew Smith, owner of Two Trails Inc. in Sarasota, was the green rater for three of the four BIG Award finalists and two of the three BALA Green Award recipients, Wynne said.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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