Leader Design Studio is a Sarasota, Florida based architecture firm well known for its warm, modern, sustainable designs. Founded in 2011 by Chris Leader, AIA, the firm has received multiple local and national awards and has designed over 65 projects across southwest Florida.
Leader Design Studio is a full service architecture firm. We specialize in new residences, coastal construction, extensive renovations, condominium renovations, professional offices, light commercial and charter schools. We are a turn-key architecture firm, overseeing projects from initial design through construction administration.
Leader Design Studio is fully committed to creating thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable structures. Thoughtfully designed buildings connect us to our natural environment and improve the quality of everyday life. We design site-specific projects to be respectful and responsive to the surrounding community and take deep consideration for the larger social and physical context. Our projects optimize natural light and ventilation, use locally sourced materials, and employ the most energy efficient products and systems. With each project, we strive to contribute to a more sustainable way of living and future. Leader Design Studio and its staff have completed over 15 LEED Certified projects, including the LEED platinum certified Lido Deck Haus, Fish Camp and Lotus on Orange residences.
We believe that the greatest designs evolve from an enjoyable, collaborative process. The individual perspectives shared by our clients, consultants and builders help to form creative and innovative solutions. The process of designing a home is like a great marriage; it requires clear communication, honesty and integrity. We treat each client with respect; listen to your unique needs, and work collaboratively with you to capture your vision of “home”.