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SRQ’s Modern Home Symposium: *INSPIRE, November 8

*INSPIRE— Modern Home Symposium
Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30PM – 7:30PM
SRQ Studios, 331 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
$5 cover includes a drink and light bites


Join SRQ MEDIA this November, for *INSPIRE, Modern Home Symposium as we dig deeper into one of our most anticipated annual publications, Modern Home magazine, which published in the July 2018 edition of SRQ magazine. Come hear about the inspiration behind some of Sarasota’s most iconic home designs.

Meet the panelists:

David Young

David Young, DWY Landscape Architects

David W. Young, ASLA, founded DWY Landscape Architects in 1999 and has dedicated his talent and career to creating meaningful spaces that touch the lives of the people who encounter them. He believes it is important for people to reconnect with nature and considers landscape architecture the perfect platform for this to occur. David has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards for environmental sustainability and design excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was presented the FLASLA Environmental Sustainability Award of Honor in 2012.

Steve Murray BW

Steve Murray, Murray Homes

Since moving from London in 1999, where he ran a successful construction and real estate business, Steve has built Murray Homes into one of the most unique and qualified luxury home build, land development and waterfront construction companies in Sarasota. With a specialism in Bird Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, West of The Trail, and Lakewood Ranch, Steve’s unique knowledge of residential waterfront and luxury home construction and renovation is second to none. Murray Homes has built over 120 exceptional homes and estates in the Sarasota area.


Nathan Cross, NWC Construction

Nathan Cross, Owner and President, NWC Construction is an NAHB Certified Green ProfessionalNAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist and a NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler. He is dedicated to the home building industry and the people it serves. His commitment to excellence, superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and personal service has earned him a long list of industry awards and designations, including 2011 Florida Home Builders Remodeler of the Year and 2009 Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Builder of the Year.

Tim delVescovo BW

Timothy Del Vescovo, Del Vescovo Design Group

Timothy A. Del Vescovo is the founding principal of Del Vescovo Design Group, a full service architecture and interior design firm.  He is a licensed, award-winning interior designer. Mr. Del Vescovo was formally educated in an architecture curriculum focused on Classical architectural principles as well as Bauhaus / Modernist theories.

Modern Home magazine and the accompanying symposium celebrates the innovation, creativity and inspiration of thought-provoking residential homes on the Gulf Coast by recognizing modern lifestyles, architecture, design and furnishings in the region. We are eager to explore the new, upcoming projects brought to life by our local architects and custom home builders.

Click here to check out last years’ Modern Home magazine.



Mark Your Calendars! Modern Home Symposium is March 10th

SRQMAG_MOHO_EVITEAs the March edition of SRQ | The Magazine is hitting newsstands, we can’t think of a better way to ring in our annual homes edition than the Modern Home Symposium. Held on Thursday, March 10th at SRQ Studios from 5:30-7 PM, this event is a chance to hear from some of our community’s most notable forces in the design and construction of modern residences.

Structured as a conversation addressing the inspiration behind Sarasota’s modern residences, the symposium will allow for each participant to elaborate on their creative and structural process. Learn from the greats on their key choices in materials, special projects of note and ways they incorporate technology and sustainable materials for homes that awe.

Meet the Speakers
The inaugural edition of Modern Home Magazine featured profiles by talented architectural forces and builders of fine homes in the area. Each with a distinctive focus, these profiles sparked our imagination so much that an event is in order to glean knowledge, perspective and learn of the inspiration that leads to magnificent structures. A selection of profile participants will present at the symposium:

Mark SultanaDSDG Architects
Jonathan ParksSolstice Architects
Nick Ferguson, NC Ferguson Construction
Javier Suarez, Apex Design Studio
Steve Murray, Murray Homes

The 2015 cover of Modern Home Magazine

The 2015 cover of Modern Home Magazine

The Modern Home Symposium is free to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 7 PM. The Modern Home Symposium is sponsored by Tempus Pro Services, a premier home automation company in Southwest Florida. A representative from their great team will be on hand to share about the amazing services they provide for residential properties.

See you there!

Get Excited: 2016 Home of the Year Will Be Amazing


Every March, we have a lot of fun preparing for one of the most beloved competitions, SRQ Home of the Year. As the submission period has officially closed, we’ve spent the last few weeks preparing packets for our talented judges. Though the team at SRQ doesn’t have a say in which incredible projects are dubbed finalists and winners, we can say with certainty that we were proud to send off these fine projects. As residents and representatives of this great region, SRQ | The Magazine recognizes the power of beautiful homes and talented architects, builders and designers. As cultivators of beauty, they have a major influence on the eclectic style and personality of our homes. Collectively, these residences add up and serve as a reflection of the style our region, defining the quality of life and appreciation for beauty that our community stands for. Through the annual Home of the Year competition, we love to inspire a love for home unlike any other.

This year, the Home of the Year competition will be judged by three highly talented, out of market architects.

Meet the Judges

  • Stephanie Gaines of Curts Gaines Hall Jones, Tampa
    Stephanie December Gaines joined Curts Gaines Hall Jones in 1984 and has been a principal of the firm since 1992. Prior to joining CGHJ, her professional experience included historic preservation of national landmark buildings, luxury custom residences, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-financed housing and state government agency projections in Louisiana. Gaines’ special interest in urban renewal and historic preservation has led to an extensive personal commitment to the preservation and revitalization of historic urban communities, as well as the design of historic adaptive reuse and new urban in-fill projects for mixed uses including retail, business, restaurant and residential.  She has a particular fondness for providing architectural services for single home owners because of the personal relationships fostered and the process of creating for the unique owners of the home.
  • Hugo Mijares of ONEDB Architecture, Miami
    Hugo Mijares established his Miami studio in 2007 and his Milan studio in 2012 to pursue a broad design practice. Mijares is a graduate of the UJMV in Caracas with a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida and post-professional studies at Harvard University. He holds a Florida Honors Fellowship and numerous design and architecture awards. Trained as an architect and industrial designer, he has sought to integrate client based design services with speculative making. Regardless of the project scope, scale or type, the studio is careful to develop the experiential as well as the programmatic requirements of a project, with a goal to produce work that transcends function and exceeds expectations, while considering the economical and environmental costs. Mijares has done projects for Technomarine, Max Mara, Alessi, Sonesta, W Resorts, Addison House and Kartell, just to name a few.
  • David Poorman of David Poorman Architect, Naples
    David is a “near” native of Florida who arrived here 1972. After receiving a Bachelor of Design at University of Florida, Poorman earned his Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. He lived for 10 years in Downtown Chicago, working and travelling for Perkins and Will and then for David Woodhouse Architects. A design project for an internationally-known Illinois arboretum convinced him that the Florida landscape was personally more inspiring, and he returned to his Florida roots in 2001. In 2010, Poorman established David Poorman Architect LLC, an award-winning firm specializing in small scale residential and commercial projects. His work continues to be inspired and informed by Florida’s natural resources and immemorial beauty.

Sponsored by Tempus Pro Services

The 2016 Home of the Year competition is sponsored by the innovative team at Tempus Pro Servicesa premier system integrator. Radically automating homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast, Tempus Pro Services specializes in making our homes as smart and safe as they are beautiful. Special thanks to Tempus Pro Services for their support of Home of the Year.

Be on the lookout for the Home of the Year edition of SRQ | The Magazine, on newsstands March 1, 2016.

Hurry! SRQ Home of the Year Late Deadline Approaches

Late registration for the 2016 SRQ Home of the Year competition closes on January 7, 2016.

Late registration for the 2016 SRQ Home of the Year competition closes on January 7, 2016.

As the holidays circle in, don’t forget that just beyond the New Year is the late deadline for submissions in the 2016 SRQ Home of the Year competition! On January 7, 2016, the 12th annual competition will close for good and all entries will be prepared for the careful review of judges.

If you’ve thought about entering but haven’t moved forward to submit your projects, now is the time! This year, we’ve expanded the categories of competition (including various levels of overall home value) and introduced all new categories, like best great room. With even more ways to showcase your brilliant work in architecture, landscaping and home construction there’s really no reason not to participate!

The official entry packet can be found at SRQMAG.COM/HOTY and includes all of the information for registration in the competition. The winning homes will be featured in the March edition of SRQ | The Magazine. Stay tuned for an introduction of our fantastic and talented judges, coming to Inside the Brand soon!

The 2016 installment of SRQ Home of the Year is proudly sponsored by Tempus Pro, a local systems integrator of commercial and residential properties. Read more about their full-home automation and technology interfaces on their website. 

Why You Should be at SB2: Financial Forecast

ABOVEFOLD_SeptemberSB2-REVISEDRegardless of what business you’re in, the economic climate of the region is of critical importance. Understanding the health and wellness of our collective finances plays a key role in how we spend, how we budget and how we make decisions in our personal and professional lives. Understanding the risk and reward of doing business in Sarasota and Manatee counties is a big deal, and the best way to make informed decisions is by arming yourself and business with as much knowledge as you can. On September 24, 2015, SRQ | The Magazine is dedicating the first SB2 of the season to explore this important topic. Join us for breakfast and special programming centered on the forecast of our region’s economic climate.

Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Department of Economic Opportunity will open the symposium with a keynote presentation on trends in Florida’s economy and key indicators of the state’s financial opportunities in the coming year. Local experts in specific sectors of the local economy will participate in a moderated panel discussion. We look forward to learning from their specific expertise as it relates to business and economic development, and the areas of heavy growth.

Meet the Financial Forecast Panel

  • Jennifer Taylor, Vice President of Business Development, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County
  • Stafford Starcher, President, Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee
  • Sharon Hillstrom, President and CEO, Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation
  • Mary Dougherty-Slapp, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange

Tickets for the complete 2015-2016 season are available for purchase at SRQSB2.COM. To purchase individual tickets or a full membership, visit our website.

See you in September!

SRQ House+Home is Underway for November 2015


Each November, SRQ | The Magazine celebrates some of the finest examples of house and home design along our beautiful coast! The House + Home special section showcases talented designers, best in class landscaping businesses and home services experts from Sarasota to Bradenton and beyond.

If your company’s mission involves getting local houses in tip top shape, this special section the perfect place to advertise your home-centric brand. We can’t wait to share your company with our readers and introduce them to the gorgeous interiors, impeccable spaces and enviable exteriors from the home market in our region.

If you’re interested in being part of this opportunity, contact GROWMYBUSINESS@SRQME.COM 

Announcing the SRQ Guide to Downtown Condos, Coming September 2015


This September, SRQ | The Magazine is bringing our readers even more ways to live local with the Downtown Condo Guide! A special section, these pages are a comprehensive listing of the newest places to nest along Sarasota’s charming downtown.

We’re sharing all of the details on the newest places to nest in this comprehensive guide–including location, square footage, amenities of units and of the building, pricing and availability. As part of this need-to-know guide for local residents, we’re offering full-page ads at a special rate!

Don’t miss the opportunity to invite locals to purchase a premier property along downtown through participation. In this section, they’ll get all the details on why they should buy and why your new building is the best with a gorgeous full-page brand ad.

The September SRQ Downtown Condo Guide space closes on July 22, 2015. If you’d like to know more and encourage our readers to live local in your new building, contact your account executive directly or GrowMyBusiness@srqme.com today.

See you downtown!

The SRQ Team