Design is the key to livable communities

The Dover, Kohl & Partners team is focused on revitalizing traditional towns, building great new places, growing neighborhoods, and fixing sprawl — by design

 

We create visions that guide the future of neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Our revitalization plans, new community designs, corridor plans and regulatory tools nurture valuable places where people want to be. Since 1987, our projects have ranged in scale from the redevelopment of a single city block to master plans that cover thousands of square miles. We work directly with developers, community leaders and citizens in an interactive, engaging way. While each assignment is different, the keys are quality urban design, a collaborative multidisciplinary approach, and ready-to-use implementation tools.

Designs that Add Value
Plans that Endure
 
 

Our “Designing in Public” approach yields a hands-on, immersive and visual experience—and a better plan. We merge design studio, policy-making, and town meetings into one seamless operation. Dover-Kohl provides design, consulting, illustration, and events involving the full spectrum of public and private stakeholders to devise each community’s distinctive plan.

 
 

Revitalizing South Miami

The Hometown Plan for South Miami is a downtown and main street revitalization project based on citizen participation, traditional town planning, and sustained economic development. Initiated over 16 years ago, the plan had been carried out through multiple changes in city administration and continues to be actively implemented today, with new streetscape improvements and infill buildings complimenting earlier improvements, creating a walkable, urban downtown for South Miami.

Victor Dover, Joe Kohl, Jason King, and Mayor Philip Stoddard along with several DKP designers explain the key steps to downtown & main street revitalization based on their own success story. Film by Jason King.

 

Seven50: The Regional Plan for Southeast Florida

Dover, Kohl & Partners continues to engage a host of leading experts and thousands of citizens across the seven-county region of Southeast Florida to implement a dynamic plan that guides decision-making as our region grows and evolves. Film by First & Main Media.

 

On Our Wheels

This short film follows three young professionals in car-crazy South Florida who do a radical thing: They leave the car keys in their pockets-- using bikes and transit, and combinations thereof, instead-- to meet friends, go to and from work, and get around town. Created for WHEELS week, a mega-event spotlighting quicker, cheaper, healthier, more environmentally-friendly ways of getting around. Film by 5801 Productions.