Old Fort King Trail

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The Old Fort King Trail is a multi-use trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The trail will connect the Hillsborough River State Park with Sargeant Park on US 301 in Hillsborough County. Continue reading

Eco Oaks Apartments

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Eco Oaks was envisioned and designed to be the first “green” affordable housing project in the State of Florida. Ekistics Design Studio was responsible for low impact site design, working closely with the Project Architect, SEArchitecture, LLC and team subconsultants Continue reading

DeBary Hall Historic Site

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Park Master Plan and Landscape Improvements Debary Hall is a designated historic landmark of Florida’s upper St. Johns River basin. From 1871 to 1898, Frederick DeBary amassed 9,000 acres of hunting and citrus lands and built an 8,000 square foot … Continue reading

Chain of Lakes Natural Resource Center

The Chain of Lakes Natural Resource Center is proposed to showcase the habitats and water resources of the Chain of Lakes District and to provide a hands on educational experience. The Nature Center Building will be sensitively sited on a isthmus between two water bodies. Continue reading


Environmental services offered by Ekistics Design Studio are specifically defined by those related to natural resources and their interaction with the built environment. Ecological analysis and design capabilities are applied in the context of master planning and shaped in concert … Continue reading


Design and Planning differ only in scale. Design is integral to our planning services while good planning makes for better design. We design detailed site plans requiring knowledge of land use physical requirements for buildings, parking and open space. We … Continue reading

Engineering and Construction

We differentiate ourselves from most planners and designers in that we are trained and capable of a wide range of multidisciplinary tasks that involve construction details, site engineering and land development. We pride ourselves in taking concept to reality through … Continue reading


Sustainability is now the latest fad and it seems as if every design professional is selling themselves as “green” “sustainable” and “eco-friendly”. We have consistently promoted “low tech” and low impact technologies for over 26 years. In response to the … Continue reading


Sustainable Florida Global ReLeaf Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) Water Star Pilot Program New standards for sustainable development include LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) and the Sustainable … Continue reading


Cluster Development Rural Design Standards Open Space Management Conservation Easement Planning Through the concept of cluster development, open space / rural preservation can be accomplished in tandem with development objectives. Ekistics Design Studio will broker development agreements with local jurisdictions … Continue reading


Land Development Implementation Utility Department Coordination Deed Restrictions Entitlements Monitoring Ekistics Design Studio has served as owner’s representative on implementation of site amenity and subdivision development. This involves coordination with design engineers, architects and contractors. We are experienced providing comprehensive … Continue reading