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Urban Design Kilday Studios, originally founded in 1977 as Urban Design Studio, is an award-winning team of Urban Designers, Planners, Landscape Architects and Graphic Designers dedicated to preserving the quality of our physical environment. The effective leadership and creativity of our staff have resulted in the firm’s enduring success and outstanding reputation in Urban Design, Master Planning, Government Approvals Processing, Landscape Architecture, Design Guidelines and Graphics.

We provide the multi-disciplinary services of land use planning and landscape architecture with a focus on land use analysis, site-specific design and landscape planting design for both the public and private development sectors. UDKS is well respected for its ability to liaise between its clients and all levels of bureaucracy within the State of Florida. Our staff members are highly regarded by many in local government and UDKS is considered a “go to” firm when governmental entities require expertise and assistance from outside sources. Most members of our staff hold one or more professional certifications and degrees in their field of expertise with several having obtained a Master’s Degree. The ability to work seamlessly with both the public and private sector allows the firm’s project managers to direct projects along the most time-efficient and cost-effective path, with the goal of producing the best possible result for the client.

For over thirty-five years, UDKS has delivered the highest standard of design and professional service to our clients. UDKS' project portfolio extends throughout the South Florida region and northerly along the Atlantic Seaboard. We have established an extensive network of highly experienced professional consultants including architects, engineers and marketing firms with which UDKS staff members work on a regular basis, allowing our Project Managers to build the cohesive “project team” perfectly suited to the tasks presented.

UDKS has the ability to offer assistance in addressing site sustainability and "building green" to help transform the built environment. Our staff presently includes four (4) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals. LEED encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.

Having weathered arguably one of the most challenging economic downturns in recent memory, with the historically robust Florida real estate market and contingent professions being particularly hard hit, Urban Design Kilday Studios is pleased to report that our talented and dedicated team is fully engaged in some of the most exciting and innovative projects being proposed or currently underway in the South Florida area.

Our immediate future plans include an increase in staff to meet the demands of our expanding client project roster while continuing to provide the superior land use, governmental approval and landscape architectural services our clients have come to rely upon.

Ken Tuma, Kieran Kilday and the entire UDKS family of professionals invite you to contact us today. We look forward to the privilege of assisting you.

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