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 lack of environmental sensibilities in planning and design, Ekistics Design Studio was founded in 1984 “to creatively apply ecological principals in forging environmentally conscious design solutions to real world problems.” We planned the first “low impact” residential development in the Tampa Bay area and pioneered the use of bio-swales and the concept of stormwater ecology in commercial development. We have endeavored to add our unique perspective while leveraging low tech approaches that are economically, politically and socially beneficial.

Low-Impact Development

  • Design Team Approach
  • Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect Site Partnering
  • Landscape/Stormwater Solutions
  • Utility Location Impact Minimization

Green Infrastructure

  • Street Tree Plans
  • Roof Gardens
  • Pervious Paving Systems
  • Watershed Programs
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture
  • Green Streets Design
  • Rainwater Harvesting

Stormwater Ecology

  • Treatment Train Planning
  • Biological Treatment Systems
  • Wetland Stormwater Treatment
  • Stormwater Harvesting

Conservation Development

  • Cluster Development
  • Rural Design Standards
  • Open Space Management
  • Conservation Easement Planning

Measuring Sustainability

  • Sustainable Florida
  • Global ReLeaf
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
  • Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
  • Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN)
  • Water Star Pilot Program

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