Designed Around People, Not Cars The plan for Carlton Landing was created in 2008 by Andres Duany, a world-renowned town planner known for designing Rosemary Beach. Duany and Grant Humphreys both see the New Urbanism as an answer to the failed experiment of suburban sprawl. The New Urbanism offers a logical process for urban design and development by designing places around people rather than the automobile.
Carlton Landing’s master plan creates a place that is supremely safe and walkable. The 3,000-home community includes multiple neighborhoods, an organic farm and farmer’s market, parks and pools, a K-12 school, chapel, retreat/conference center, nature center with wildlife exhibits, walking trails, and a town center with shops, restaurants, and an art gallery. It’s a stunning lakeside sanctuary built for easy living. The master plan includes a town center, schools, a church and an amenities package that will put a smile on your face. The overall scale of the project is immense with more than 3,000 homes projected. All too often with a project of this size, the charm of the place and the quality of details are traded for mass production. But the timeline to build out Carlton Landing is more than 30 years with an incremental annual realization of the overall master plan. This development pace allows time for details and quality to be appreciated and intimate public places designed at a human scale to nourish a strong sense of community.
Defining a Vernacular for Oklahoma Architecture
In the Oklahoma Land Run, pioneers from all parts of the world came together and brought their architectural styles with them. In settling this new state, every family had a farm in its story and a farmhouse as a place to call home. For this reason, we’ve chosen the Traditional American Farmhouse as our local architectural style, otherwise known as the architectural vernacular. Supporting styles include Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Rural Gothic architecture.