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Sarasota Firm Named Florida Builder of the Year

Nautilus Homes was named Florida Builder of the Year by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

By Kim Doleatto June 21, 2022

A formal dining room built by Nautilus Homes

A dining room in a Sarasota home built by Nautilus Homes.

Image: Ryan Gamma

Nautilus Homes was named Florida Builder of the Year by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

No stranger to awards, the firm’s work is well-known locally. From an Antebellum-style home on the Manatee River we wrote about a couple of years ago to its ultra-chic architectural partnership on the En Pointe luxury condominiums on Golden Gate Point, Nautilus’ work has caught our eye before.

Now the bestowers of the AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards have taken note, too. The Florida Builder of the Year award is the state’s most prestigious award for our region’s architectural profession. Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them.

Nautilus Homes is a second-generation luxury home builder in Sarasota led by Sarasota native Ryan Perrone. Perrone is also the vice-president of the board of Architecture Sarasota and last year, he won the 2020 National Association of Home Builders Young Professionals Award. His wife Brittany Perrone is the firm’s office and marketing manager. 

Exterior of a modern white Sarasota home built by Nautilus Homes.

A modern home on Waldemere Street in Sarasota, built by Nautilus Homes.

Image: Ryan Gamma

Nautilus Homes will receive the 2022 Florida Builder of the Year award at a ceremony on July 30 held at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

In addition to the Honor Awards, the AIA Florida Gulf Coast chapter was also well-represented in the AIA’s Florida Design Awards categories. Winners include Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture (Merit Award for New Work: Risdon on 5th, Sarasota, Citation Award for Interiors: Architecture Studio, Sarasota);  Seibert Architects, P.A. (Honor Award for Renovations/Additions: Lido House, Lido Key);  SOLSTICE Planning and Architecture (Citation Award for Sustainability: St. Armand's Parking Garage, Sarasota); Carl Abbott, FAIA (Citation Award for Test of Time: Triangle House, Florida Keys); and STRANG Design (Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration: The Gene Leedy House, Winter Haven).

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