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Happy 40th Anniversary
Canin Associates!

“During 40 years in practice, we have seen a lot of change in our region and we as a firm have also changed and evolved, including the initiation of separate landscape and architecture studios. This change to allows us to deliver fully integrated services to optimize design and placemaking in our Village, Town Center and Neighborhood designs…”

Our story:

It is interesting to step back and to look at past trends that have affected community design. At different times over 40 years the influence guiding the planning and design of great projects has shifted.

The overall vision in our plans is creating great people places and human habitats. This is a high bar that ultimately also creates meaning and wellbeing for residents in the community.

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Influences on the firm over the years…

“We needed to structure a firm with three Studios for three different disciplines that would work together; planning, landscape architecture and architecture. The common goal has always been creating these great people places that serve to add value to people’s lives and add value to the developers and the builders that participate.”

Our clients have always been the focus…

“Ultimately the client is the beneficiary because they inherit all of the Synergy of the three Studios coming together and working collaboratively and the end product is a very integrated wonderful place to be: A great people place.”

The art and science of placemaking…

“Now, some people like huge metropolitan areas in places like New York, and that’s fine. But with most people, it’s getting a lot more attractive to be in a in a smaller setting, less dense, more neighborly. The current trend is more suited to daily exercise where you can walk down the street, get on the jogging trail, ride your bike to the fitness center, paddle a canoe on the river.”

“This is the essence of placemaking.”

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In 2020 Canin Associates celebrated our 40th anniversary planning and designing great people places. As part of that celebration, this edition of our newsletter looks back a few of our signature projects throughout the years and highlights their success.

courtyard townhome

Consistent with our corporate vision, Canin’s Architecture Studio offers our clients design innovation and expertise in the creation of Great People Places encompassing the following building types:

  • High Density Housing Typologies, both attached and detached
  • Single Family and Resort Residential Design
  • Multi-Family/Single Family Rental Properties
  • Community Clubhouses and Amenities
  • Village Center Architecture for Small Towns and Planned Communities
urban planning FL

The goal of Canin Associates Landscape Architecture Studio is to design in harmony with the natural environment while remaining flexible enough to meet changing conditions. Through the successful definition of landscape architecture best practices and the development of solution-oriented strategies, we bring balance to new communities, public spaces and resort developments. Our work includes:

  • Civic & Public Spaces
  • Master Plan Communities
  • Resorts & Hospitality
Solivita Main Street

The Urban Planning Studio at Canin Associates works with public and private clients to create powerful design and planning solutions for existing and new communities. Based on our core mission of creating great places for people, the Studio crafts in-depth visions, detailed designs, and innovative market-based strategies tailored to the local context.

  • New Communities
  • Neighborhood & Community Plans
  • Village & Town Centers
  • Multi-Modal Design