Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty and Flad Architects Win a 2015 Aurora Award

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Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty and Flad Architects received an Aurora Award at this year’s Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC) Black Tie Gala event at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida, on July 18, 2015.

Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty and Flad Architects received an Aurora Award at this year’s Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC) Black Tie Gala event at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida, on July 18, 2015.

The Aurora Awards is a competitive award competition held during the Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC). Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), one of the largest associations of its kind, sponsors the award competition. The design competition is presented to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers within a 12-state southeastern and eastern Caribbean region.

This year, Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty and Flad Architects were honored to receive a Grand Aurora Award in the category of “Best Community Site Plan” for the CORE (Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Education) at Lakewood Ranch.

The new 300-acre campus, located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is designed to attract scientific, educational, and research institutions to an inspiring business community setting. Retail, residential, hospitality, and commercial businesses are strategically interwoven throughout the campus, creating a neighborhood setting.

“The goal of our master planning process was to integrate an interconnecting series of wetlands and forested areas into a unique cohesive, campus-like setting that will attract world-class university, research, and corporate users. This collaboration has produced a master plan that meets the needs of distinct users while preserving and utilizing the pristine natural features of the site,” said Kirk Boylston, President of Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty. “We are proud to have the validation of the Aurora Awards judging committee in selecting our project for the best community site plan in the Southeast for 2015.”

Lakewood Ranch has been placed in the top ten fastest growing master planned communities in the United States due to its unique ability to integrate nature and stewardship of the land into an environmental setting that allows residents and business to co-exist with nature.

About Flad Architects
Flad Architects (http://www.flad.com) serves world-class healthcare, academic, and research institutions in the U.S. and around the globe.

About Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty
LWR Commercial Realty (http://www.lwrcommercial.com) is a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in the award-winning community of Lakewood Ranch. LWR Commercial Realty is a proud member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors, the Commercial Investment Division (CID), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and both Sarasota and Manatee County Economic Development Organizations.

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