Florida Housing Project

Kissimee, Florida

The master plan for this community of 300 homes on 6 acres in Kissimmee, Florida, aims to provide a vital public realm and a create a sense of place of an urbanist community. The goal was to create a mixed use community that fosters interaction among the residents, promotes sustainable and environmentally conscious design.

The spaces between the buildings are as important as the buildings themselves. This is a central tenet of traditional town planning and typical of historical urban design. The open spaces are important semi public and public spaces where interaction can occur. These spaces take the form of Courts, Streets and squares, and form the backbone of the Master plan. Furthermore the climate of Florida encourages the year round use of such outdoor spaces.