Seaside is an 80-acre resort community on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The program for Seaside was originally conceived to approximate the scale and character of historic Southern towns. The Seaside plan proposes traditional American settlement patterns as an alternative to contemporary methods of real estate development. To this end, the retail center was designed as a downtown commercial district; the conference facility doubles as a town hall; and a portion of the recreation budget was dedicated to the creation of small civic amenities, including a chapel, a primary school, a fire station, and a post office, all to be shared by adjacent communities.
- Lean/Smart Approach to Phasing
- Incremental phasing
Defining Design Details
- Building designs advance the traditions of Florida.
- Wood frame and clapboard structures, metal roofs.
- Porches to catch breezes and provide social space between street and house.
“Good Design” Is Making Bad Cities, but It Doesn’t Have To
From: SlateBy: Henry Grabar
From: Corner Side Yard BlogBy: Pete Saunders
Retrofitting the Suburbs
From: The American SpectatorBy: Clive Aslet
Books & Publications
Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture
By: Dhiru A. ThadaniPublished By: Rizzoli
Views of Seaside: Commentaries and Observations on a City of Ideas
By: Seaside Institute and Steven BrookePublished By: Rizzoli
The Seaside Debates: A Critique Of The New Urbanism
By: Todd Bressi and Robert DavisPublished By: Rizzoli
- Andrés Duany
- Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
- Xavier Iglesias
- Braulio Casas
- Richard Gibbs
- Scott Merrill
- Teofilo Victoria
- Ty Nunn
- Victoria Casasco