1571 Sunset Drive
Coral Gables

Tel: 305-666-0446


Dover, Kohl & Partners

Dover, Kohl & Partners was founded in 1987. Our expertise lies in balancing the visionary ‘civic art’ of planning with the practical consensus building needed to make projects succeed. We are trained in the principles of traditional town planning, and have perfected techniques for gathering meaningful community input. Dover, Kohl & Partners is best known for public design charrettes, detailed master plans, and illustrative codes that emphasize complete neighborhoods as the basis for sound communities.

Our plans focus on traditional neighborhood design and Smart Growth, emphasizing that there does not have to be a trade off between livability and economic prosperity. Victor Dover and Joseph Kohl are charter members of the Congress for the New Urbanism and have worked for many public agencies, developers, and citizen groups to create appropriate methods of land development and regulation. The firm has produced and facilitated over 80 charrettes during the last decade.

Public agencies, developers, and citizen groups are among our clients. Often the projects have revealed potential in overlooked real estate and have helped challenge outdated zoning or transportation policies.

We strive for the maximum public involvement in planning and stress a hands-on visual approach, using techniques that merge design studio, policy-making, and town meetings. Video imaging (pioneered by our firm) and collaborative drawing make planning more accessible and meaningful for citizens and clients. For most Master Plans we produce simple, illustrated Codes that replace conventional zoning.

Our work has been published in Progressive Architecture, in Metropolitan Home, in numerous planning journals, and has been featured on National Public Radio, CNN's Earthwatch, and in Business Week. Dover-Kohl projects have also been profiled in The New Urbanism by Peter Katz, Rural By Design by Randall Arendt, as well as Land Use Strategies and Public Participation Tools, both published by the Center for Livable Communities.

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