Nautilus Homes 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 (AIA).

Accustomed to awards, the firm’s work is well known locally. From an Antebellum-style home on the Manatee River we wrote about a few years ago to his ultra-chic architectural partnership on En Pointe luxury condominiums on Golden Gate Point, Nautilus’ work has caught our eye before.

Now the donors of the AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards have also taken notice. The Florida Builder of the Year award is the state’s most prestigious award for the architectural profession in our region. Each year, the 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 also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Architecture Sarasota and last year won the 2020 National Association of Home Builders Young Professionals award. His wife Brittany Perrone is the office and marketing manager for the company.

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

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

In addition to the Honor Awards, the AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter was also well represented in 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, PA (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 (Honour Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration: The Gene Leedy House, Winter Haven).

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