experience

Frank Starkey founder of People Places, LLC.

A singular vision. And the know-how to make it real.

Trained as an architect, People Places Founder Frank Starkey knows how to blend aesthetic design and technical considerations into delightful, human-scaled buildings and outdoor spaces. Under his guidance, People Places is a company with a mind for business, the guts for entrepreneurship, an eye for design, and a heart for people.

Architecture is a mission
and a passion at People Places.

Frank Starkey holds undergraduate and professional degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from Rice University, is CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism) Accredited, and a member of Urban Land Institute and Leadership Florida. He is also:

  • Chairman of the Board of The Seaside Institute, which organizes and documents the founding of Seaside, widely considered the birthplace of Traditional Neighborhood Development and the New Urbanism.
  • Immediate past President of the National Town Builders Association, which is organized to help builders and developers nationwide build superior traditional neighborhoods and town centers.
  • The first Developer in Residence at University of Miami’s Masters in Real Estate + Urbanism (MRED+U) program. (His online lectures are available to view at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/search/sort:date/format:thumbnail?q=%22Frank+starkey%22).
  • Served on the Rollins College Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism Advisory Board.
  • A frequent presenter of professional lectures on New Urbanism and real estate development.

Following his graduation from Rice University, Frank served extensive internships with two renowned architectural firms:

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New York NY
Frank was honored to work on Curtain Wall and Interior Spaces teams for both the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Washington, DC) and the San Francisco Main Library.

Clovis Heimsath Architects
Austin TX
Frank worked on various architectural projects primarily in the Design Development and Construction Documents phases.

Andy Mikulski, Project Manager

Andy Mikulski is a project manager with a background in landscape architecture and urban planning. He has worked on several high profile projects such as the DC United Soccer Stadium and the Pentagon Reservation Master Plan update, conducted visioning charrettes for international planning projects, and worked on transit oriented development (TOD) planning studies for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

He practices landscape design, and has designed and built several residential landscape projects. He holds professional degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida and Florida International University, respectively. He is a member of the CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), National Town Builders Association, and Urban Land Institute.


Vinod Kadu, CNU-A, LEED-AP

Vinod Kadu is an urban designer and planner in the Tampa Bay Area. He has worked as an urban designer in design firms in New Delhi, India and as a graduate intern at the City of Champaign, IL. Trained as an architect, Vinod has around nine years of project experience working on architecture, urban design and master-planning projects. He has worked on three five star hotels, residential, mixed use, master planning and urban design projects.

He has participated in several urban design competitions and was awarded first prize and an honorable mention in two entries. His primary urban design expertise is in the area of urban redevelopment and revitalization. Additionally, Vinod’s LEED-AP accreditation helps him focus on bringing sustainability in all architecture and urban design projects.

Vinod is a registered architect in India and has professional planning and urban design degrees from University of Illinois, Champaign and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India, respectively. He is a member of Congress for New Urbanism(CNU) and has actively volunteered for CNU-Tampa bay. He is also a co-founding member of “Urbanism on Tap”.