Urban Design Kilday Studios Celebrates 40 Years

Wendy Tuma, Anne Booth, Ken Tuma and Kerry Kilday.

Urban Design Kilday Studios (UDKS), an award-winning planning and landscape architecture firm, recently marked 40 years in business with a celebration at its office on 610 Clematis Street.

More than 200 friends, clients, colleagues and community leaders attended the festivities and raised a glass to past and present leaders of the company, including UDKS co-founders, the late Henry “Hank” Skokowski and the recently retired Kerry Kilday, and the current Managing Principal Ken Tuma. Firm principal Anne Booth was also recognized for her 40-year career with UDKS and her integral role planning the firm’s most significant projects in Palm Beach Gardens.

A highlight of the evening was a video presentation that provided guests with a walk down memory lane.

Clips of UDKS’s work over the past four decades included PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Outlets, Delray Market Place, the Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm Golf Club, Avenir, Alton, Arden, and many municipal parks and buildings.

“The theme for our anniversary party was called UDKS 4.0 because the firm has evolved over its 40 years and is now bigger, better and a more comprehensive solution for clients than ever before,” Tuma said. “We have expanded our physical space and brought on some of the best planners and designers in Florida. We are very well positioned to remain the market leader and serve the needs of our clients for decades to come.”

From its early beginnings in 1977 to today, UDKS has delivered the highest standard of design and professional service to its clients. The company has extensive expertise in site sustainability and “building green,” with four LEED-accredited professionals on staff. It specializes in urban design, master planning, governmental approvals, landscape architectural services and design guidelines for public and private sector clients.

For more information, visit www.udsonline.com or call (561) 366-1100.