Award Grand Aurora

Lakewood Ranch Wins Grand Aurora

Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Manatee’s premier master-planned community, was recently honored with the Grand AURORA Award for best master-planned community in the southeast at the Southeast Builder’s Conference (SEBC) held in Orlando. The Grand AURORA is the highest level for the award and the theme, Designs of Distinction, symbolizes AURORA as the most prestigious building and design showcase in the Southeast.

Lakewood Ranch won its Grand Aurora for a Residential Development over 501 Acres. It was judged on many details that help to distinguish it from other master-planned communities. Some of the criteria are community entrance, overall master plan, streetscapes, common areas, recreational facilities, relationship of housing to community, relationship of automobile to community, landscape and signage.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the building industry with the Grand AURORA for the best master-planned community in the Southeast,” remarked Jim Doyle, VP of Marketing, who was on hand to accept the award with Tom Danahy, Executive VP of Development. “The entire team at Lakewood Ranch is committed to the creation of a community where people want to live, work, learn and play, the true definition of a master-planned community. To be recognized by the experts in the field is a major accomplishment of which we are very proud and honored.”

The AURORA Awards are an annual event honoring builders, developers, architects, planners, interior merchandisers, landscape architects and others actively involved in projects in a 10-state southeast region who have demonstrated building and design excellence. The southeast region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).