Best Of 2016

Best industrial-scale mensch: MESH ARCHITECTURE

A home the firm designed.

The St. Pete-based architecture and fabrication firm’s fingerprints are all over town, from the interior of Cigar City Brewpub to the Salvador, an upscale residential tower in the works in downtown St. Pete. Observers of local news will know their name as part of two St. Pete Pier design teams that didn’t make the cut. In April, the firm unveiled a massive rooftop solar array at its Lealman fabrication facility, which it spent tens of thousands on, and used the occasion to promote solar elsewhere. And this was before voters passed a massive solar tax cut in August. —KB