Christopher R. Leader, AIA


As founder and namesake of Leader Design Studio, Chris closely oversees each project from inception to construction completion. An award-winning designer known for his clean, elegant style, he appreciates a very interactive process.  His thoughtful designs are innovative in form as well as function and hold a strong connection to our natural surroundings.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University, Cum Laude.  He is an active member of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and member of the American Institute of Architects.

Jedd W. Heap, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C


Jedd has worked in the region for 19 years, gaining experience in a variety of project types including Multi-family residential, recreation, government, commercial, healthcare, and educational projects. As project architect of such projects like the IMG Academic center & Nate Benderson Park Finish Tower, Jedd oversaw the design and construction documents, as well as, construction progress and contract administration. He has completed over a dozen LEED projects, including the LEED Gold Sun-N-Fun Wellness Center and the LEED Platinum Learning Gate Charter School.

Jose Suarez

Intern Architect


David Morrison

Project Manager