New Tampa Recreation Center

Parking Lot Bioswale © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Gymnastics Center and Skate Park The New Tampa Recreation Center was developed as part of the New Tampa Community Park in the City of Tampa. Working with Fleischman Garcia Architects, Ekistics Design Studio was responsible for the environmentally sensitive site … Continue reading

DeBary Hall Historic Site

Debary Hall Balcony © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

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 mansion and estate compound. Ekistics Design Studio, Inc., in association with R.J. Heisenbottle, Architects, developed a master plan for the remaining six acres surrounding the house, stables and icehouse as part of a Volusia County Park. Continue reading

Tampa Bay Watch

Tampa Bay Watch - Bird's Eye View © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Tampa Bay Watch is a non-profit environmental organization promoting stewardship of Tampa Bay. Ekistics Design Studio, Inc. developed the master plan for Cunningham Key that organized future uses of the island in accordance with the goals and objectives of Tampa Bay Watch. Continue reading

IDS High School Master Plan

IDS High School Master Plan © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Ekistics Design Studio developed a master plan for the proposed Pasco County campus that incorporates green technologies and low impact development approaches to guide site development of the project. Continue reading

Old Fort King Trail

Old Fort King Trailhead © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Ekistics was also responsible for the location and design of all park structures including shelters, fencing, benches, picnic tables and trash receptacles. The project required close coordination between state and local land management agencies. Continue reading

Caribbean Cafe

Tarpon Springs Residence © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Ekistics Design Studio was retained to design a swimming pool environment themed on a tropical jungle river and cascading waterfalls. The pool includes a swim up bar, lazy river, tube slide, rope bridge, walk-thru and swim-thru caves, a cascading hot spring spa and beach/sunshelf entry Continue reading

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Birds Eye View of Channel Trailhead © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Ekistics was responsible for trailhead and trailstop site design as well as signage and amenity features. The design for Channel Park Trailhead involved an ecological reconstruction of the canal bank and development of recreation park facilities. Ekistics was also retained to retrofit Phase I and Phase III to be compatible with Phase II design criteria and was involved in the Neighborhood Connections and Bridges project. Continue reading

Tampa International Airport

TIA Rental Car Facility Fountain © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Ekistics Design Studio, Inc. was the project landscape architect participating with several design teams for miscellaneous new construction or renovation projects in recent years. This work included exterior site improvements at Airside F, Long term Parking Garage, Rent-a-Car Plaza, and the new K-9 Facility Continue reading

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum

IGFA Mangrove © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

This interactive educational/recreational experience is the definitive home of fishing. The John Morris Wetlands Area is a created collage of wetland ecosystems including freshwater swamp & freshwater marsh, salt marsh and mangrove habitats. Ekistics Design Studio, Inc. was principally responsible for the master plan for the habitats and interactive boardwalk experience, collaborating with the architect and exhibit consultants. Continue reading

HCC Southshore

HCC EAST View © 2012 Ekistics Design Studio, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Innovative site design features for water management and the outdoor environment were integrated by a collaborative effort of Ekistics Design Studio working with the project A/E team. The campus parking lot was designed with bio-swales and a series of compartmentalized detention ponds to effectuate a treatment train effect. Continue reading