Seminole Tribe of Florida | Lakeland Residential Community

About This Project

The Seminole Tribe of Florida began planning this 798 acre residential community for the displaced Lakeland Tribe in 2006. With extensive wetlands that could not be encroached upon, the site faced many land use challenges, which in the end, served to strengthen the community’s conceptual connection to the land.


The designs for each of the key components of this site draw directly from the Seminole culture and way of life. Stephen Boruff, AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. worked very closely with the tribe to integrate these principles into the design of this contemporary community, producing an animation for presentation to the Tribal Council.


Lakeland, Florida


Seminole Tribe of Florida


798 Acres

Civic Space