Ave Maria Town Center

At the heart of the 633-acre new town of Ave Maria stands the Town Center and Main Street District, which support Ave Maria University, the first Catholic university to be built in 40 years, as well as surrounding residential neighborhoods. Mixed-use buildings comprised of shops, offices and restaurants on street level and residences above reflect the traditional South Florida resort architecture of nearby Naples and serve as a background for the university’s landmark Oratory Building.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  Naples, Collier County, Florida

CLIENT:  Barron Collier Companies in partnership with Ave Maria University

SIZE:  complete town, 633 acres; town center, 77,800 square foot retail/commercial and 70,000 square foot residential

LRK SERVICES:  town center architect and urban design, planning by EDAW


Aurora Awards 

  • Best Mixed-Use and Residential Only Developments under 100 Acres


Building Design & Construction 

Urban Spaces No. 4

Florida Engineering Journal

Florida Trend

The Slatin Report

Landscape Architecture

Southeast Construction

USA Today

Ave Maria Town Center (project website)