The November edition has made its grand debut, and with it comes SRQ Magazine’s, 2nd Annual Building of the Year Competition! As part of the celebration for this noteworthy competition, we hosted the finalists and contributors at SRQ Studios for an awards ceremony recognizing their achievements and distributed the very first copies of the November edition to the public.
“Each year, this competition recognizes some of the most amazing local talent in design and construction along the Gulf Coast. And since our magazine is devoted to living local, it is only fitting that we celebrate and showcase some of the region’s most jaw-dropping structures,” said Wes Roberts, Executive Publisher of SRQ Magazine.
The 2017 Building of the Year competition delivered some of the most stunning examples of architecture, construction and design that we have ever seen. And we are thrilled to introduce the categories that highlight these major projects in a big way.
- Residential Building / Complex
- Commercial Building, includes Hotels
- Mixed-Use Building
- Public Building / Public Space
- 2017 Reader’s Choice
Each entry requires a concept statement that describes the project and often includes challenges that were presented and overcome along the way. Others indicate the inspiration, owner’s preferences and materials used to bring the project to life. Each project is gorgeously showcased through photography that highlights its incredible features and draws our readers in.
The SRQ Building of the Year panel of judges review the submissions and score each project based on innovation, function, architecture, aesthetics, place-making and livability to name the Building of the Year Platinum, Gold and Silver award recipients to be featured in the November edition of SRQ.
And without further ado, announcing . . . this year’s Building of the Year award winners!
Platinum: DSDG Architects | INFINITY
Gold: Framework Group, LLC & Forge Capital Partners | ARCOS]
Commercial Building, Including Hotels
Platinum: The Schimberg Group, Inc. | Beach House Waterfront Restaurant Deck
Gold: Fawley Bryant Architecture | IMG Academy Performance and Sports Center
Silver: Sarasota Memorial Health Care System | Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Pavilion
Platinum: Dean Thompson, Inc. | Eilling Eide Center
Gold: HOYT Architects | The Mark
Silver: HOYT Architects | SANSARA
Public Building/Public Space
Platinum: Fawley Bryant Architecture | Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower
Gold: Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. | Ringling College of Art and Design Alfred R. Goldstein Library
Silver: DeAngelis Diamond AND Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System | Sarasota Memorial Hospital Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center
2017 Reader’s Choice
Platinum: Framework Group, LLC & Forge Capital Partners | ARCOS
Special thanks again to our 2017 Building of the Year judges and to Sarasota Trophy for providing us with this last night’s awards.
To view a gallery of photos from the Building of the Year awards ceremony, Click Here. And to view the amazing buildings and survey the incredible talent of the architects, builders and design companies in Sarasota and Bradenton, pick up your copy of the November edition of SRQ today!
We will be back together this spring celebrating winners for the Home of the Year Annual Competition showcasing incredible residential spaces in the region—so be sure to share the call for entries, which closes on December 8th. Click here for the official entry packet.
Don’t miss the launch of SRQ Magazines 2017-2018 SB2 Luncheon Series with SB2: Philanthropic Agenda on Thursday, November 30th at The Francis featuring some of the area’s top philanthropic minds discussing trends in the regional giving agenda. Tickets are on sale at SRQSB2.COM.