2019 Aurora Awards and The Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC)

Aurora Awards Competition Honors the Best of Design Competition Heralds Design Trends Awards Ceremony Recognizes the Best in the Southeast 

August 2 was the date, Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center was the place, as the best and the brightest gathered for to celebrate the Silver Aurora, Grand Aurora and Golden Aurora  Winners for the 40th annual Aurora Awards. Grand Award Winners were announced from the circle of Silver Aurora Award honorees.

This year’s competition drew nearly 400 entries in 54 Categories. Including commercial, office space, renovated projects, mixed-use, affordable, multi-family projects, site planning, single family production and custom homes.

26 Aurora Awards 2018

We are grateful to be part of multiple teams winning Aurora Awards at this years award presentation.  The Aurora Awards are held annually during the Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC) in Orlando, FL at the Gaylord Palms Resort.  We would like to congratulate everyone that submitted a project for this competition.  We know teams worked very hard on all projects that were submitted.  We would like to highlight a few of our clients.  Farina & Sons, NWC Construction, Solstice Planning & Architecture, University of South Florida, ikon.5 architects, Harvard Jolly Architecture and Josh Wynne Construction.  With our submission for the USF St. Petersburg College of Business we won a total of 26 Aurora Awards.  We can not thank our clients enough for allowing us to be a part of these very special projects.  Two Trails clients dominated all the sustainable categories this year.  Please take a moment to look through the winners book below.

Two Trails CEO Debbie Smith Nominated And Selected As Winner for SRQ Magazine's Women In Leadership Competition

SRQ's Magazine Program Recognizes Women Leaders in Sarasota and Bradenton
who have made meaningful and significant contributions in the areas of business, health, education, entrepreneurship, science, sports, philanthropy and the arts. 

Debbie has been selected the winner for this years 2017 SRQ Magazine Hear Me Roar Competition. We could not be prouder of the accomplishments Debbie has made for herself and our company.  Be sure to check out the profile the magazine published in the link below.




2017 USGBC Florida LEEDership Awards Gulf Coast Region

L to R: Drew Smith COO of Two Trails & Pete Killeen Sales Manager of Two Trails

L to R: Drew Smith COO of Two Trails & Pete Killeen Sales Manager of Two Trails



USGBC Florida Gulf Coast's signature program LEEDership Award Program -- which annually is one of the best GREENworking events in the region -- recognizes and honors those outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated volunteers and individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainable built environment in the Florida Gulf Coast community. This year Two Trails won two awards along with a few other of our clients.

Two Trails Awards:

LEED for New Construction Public/State  - Wauchula National Guard Armory (Client Partner: The Artec Group) 

LEED for New Construction Private - Auto Nation Mercedes Benz Wesley Chapel (Client Partner: AutoNation)

Client Partner Awards:

LEED for Homes / Single Family - Small - Breese Residence (Client Partner: Josh Wynne Construction)

LEED for Homes / Single Family - Large - CompassHaus (Client Partner: Josh Wynne Construction)

Outstanding Green Business/Contractor: Rokop General Contractors, Inc.

Branch Volunteer of the Year / Myakka River — Sara Kane –Josh Kane Two Trails Project Manager's wife.

2017 Aurora Awards

This Year Two Trails won a Grand Aurora Award and two Aurora Awards.  We were delighted to be on multiple project teams with partner builders Josh Wynne Construction and Phil Kean Designs.

Josh Wynne Construction took home the Golden Aurora Award for the Best in show. In total we were on projects that won 25 awards.  Be sure to check out our video, winners book and the Harold Tribune article.

2016 International Builders Show Highlights

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of clients and to be able to add more to that list every year.  Two Trails and our clients had a great showing at this years' International Builders Show.  We are proud to be on all of client build teams, but is especially nice to see our clients recognized by the industry for their hard work. 

Two Trails was again auspicious enough to be a part of the Design & Build team the 2016 New American Home put together by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council.  This years home was built by Element Design | Build.  Please check out our project portfolio on the home here 2016 New American Home.

2015 USGBC South Beach Chapter LEEDership Awards | Two Project Awards

The chapter’s annual awards program recognized and honored the outstanding green building projects, forward-thinking businesses, innovative design teams, and instrumental Chapter members who have displayed green building and sustainable development leadership on the Gulf Coast of Florida through their practices of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification — the leading international third-party green-building certification.

2014 Aurora Awards: Two Trails Clients Received A Combined Total Of 50 Awards!

Summary: The Aurora Awards are presented at the SEBC’s Black Tie Gala/Spectacular at the Rosen center in Orlando, FL on July 26, 2014.  The Award competition recognizes achievements in building design.  As a team member on many of the winning projects Two Trails Inc. is proud to be a part of the client teams that were nominated and won an Aurora Award.

Two Trails Client Wins USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Award For Most Outstanding LEED For Homes/Single Family With The 2020 Alton Project

The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) South Florida Chapter held their GalaVerde Awards Celebration at Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale on September 21, 2013. With over 75 applicants submitting for 17 awards in total, the judges for this competition had the regions top projects to select from and award the coveted awards.  Some of the project categories included Public, Private, Single-Family, Municipal, Educational, Healthcare and Corporate. Two Trails client Matt Lahn owner of Florida Green Home Design Group won the USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Green Award for Most Outstanding LEED for Homes/Single Family for their work on the 2020 Alton project in Miami, FL.  To our knowledge this project is the highest scoring LEED home in the nation with 120/80 points earned giving it a LEED Platinum designation.