Leader Design Studio is a Sarasota, Florida based architecture firm founded in 2011 by Chris Leader. Specializing in new single-family construction, extensive renovations, waterfront properties and condominium renovations, Leader Design Studio has a broad range of experience creating thoughtful homes suited to our clients’ unique needs. With a combined 25 years of experience, Leader Design Studio and its staff have designed and completed over 50 custom homes in Southwest Florida over the last 10 years. We are a full service design firm and we oversee residential projects from initial concept design through construction administration.
Leader Design Studio is fully committed to designing thoughtful, responsible, and sustainable homes. Thoughtfully designed buildings connect us to our natural environment and improve the quality of everyday life. We design site-specific homes 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. Among our LEED Certified Platinum projects are the Lido Deck Haus, Fish Camp and Lotus on Orange.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Home, Deck Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Gym Design & Construction, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Mudroom Design, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Custom Homes
Bayshore Gardens, Bee Ridge, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Crescent Beach, Desoto Lakes, Fruitville, Gulf Gate Estates, Kensington Park, Lake Sarasota, Longboat Key, North Sarasota, Oneco, Osprey, Palmetto, Samoset, Sarasota, Sarasota Springs, Siesta Key, South Bradenton, South Gate Ridge, South Sarasota, Southgate, Tallevast, The Meadows, University Park, Vamo, West Samoset, Tampa
SRQ Magazine 2014 Best kitchen of the year (Platinum)
Gulf Coast AIA 2014 Award of Excellence for best Renovation
SRQ Magazine 2015 Best Renovation of the year (Gold)
SRQ Magazine 2015 Best Overall Home under 2 million (Gold)
SRQ Magazine 2015 Best Sustainable Home (Gold and Platinum)