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Lakewood Ranch

Making a 40-year plan

  • 28K

    Acres When Complete

  • 3.5M

    SF Commercial Space

  • 23.5K

    Residential Units

  • Lakewood Ranch, Florida

    Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Connecting communities with over 150 miles of natural trails, 685 acres of conservation areas, and 132 acres of parks

A 40-year project. The 28,000 acre community of Lakewood Ranch will be one of the largest planned developments in Florida when complete—and it’ll take 40 years to finish it. On a project this complex, we need to plan for tomorrow’s communities.

Where will schools be needed? Where will people work? What infrastructure do they need? By being flexible in the design, this community will be able to respond to changing consumer demands and market fluctuations.

This care and detail is driven by a vision that we share with our client—to do more than just put up houses. To build a community that feels like a home. With over 150 miles of natural trails, 685 acres of conservation areas, and 132 acres of nature parks, we’re keeping these communities connected.

The business community generates two jobs for every resident, and shopping, dining, schools, and healthcare facilities are all within reach. After 20 years—with 9,000 acres developed—the results speak for themselves. Lakewood Ranch is one of the top 10 selling communities in the US, it’s one of the largest green-certified communities in Florida, and it’s won awards for community design. 

Meet Our Team

Diane Chadwick, Principal, Planning

I get tremendous satisfaction in team leadership and team building. This is especially true when working with large land holdings to assist clients in determining long-term development strategies and goals to reach the optimum potential for their land.
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Robert Engel, Civil Engineer

Mike Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, US

I view my role as being our client’s advocate. I approach every situation with a fresh perspective and work with our team to find an inventive and collaborative solution to their problem.
Mike Kennedy Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, US Read More

Jim Paulmann, Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

My wheelhouse is master planned communities; knowledge and understanding of their unique issues, and a background in creating positive outcomes for public/private partnerships.
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Raymond F. Dennis III, Associate, Senior Project Manager

We understand site suitability and seagrass ecology, which leads to successful outcomes for our coastal habitat restoration projects.
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  • Diane Chadwick

    Principal, Planning

  • Robert  Engel

    Civil Engineer

  • Mike Kennedy

    Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Leader, US

  • Jim Paulmann

    Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

  • Raymond F. Dennis III

    Associate, Senior Project Manager

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