Entries by Greg Witherspoon

Housing for all

We have been designing homes that are more affordable without sacrificing quality and livability. We are now pleased to introduce a series of house plans that have been tested in the market and adopted by public agencies such as the City of Orlando and the Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency.

HEMBREE Outdoor Living Products

The Architecture Studio is excited to be designing a new headquarters for Outdoor Living Products, a company that specializes in treated lumber production and outdoor recreation products. This multi-faceted project is anchored by a showroom building that incorporates a few of the company’s product offerings into its dramatic façade design. The showroom building also houses […]

Mills 50 And The Milk District

Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement Study Mills 50 and the Milk District are two popular business districts that are part of the City of Orlando’s Main Streets Program. Both are located in Orlando’s Traditional City which is the portion of the city built before World War II. As a result, they have the characteristics of historic […]

The byDesign Summer 2019 Newsletter

  The Summer byDESIGN Newsletter is here! Click here to download the PDF version. This edition features a unique approach to developing a village center and innovative transit-oriented planning that centers on the pedestrian scale environment. Inside this edition: A New Village Center for Chattanooga. A Transformational Vision for Orlando Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). An […]

North Quarter

Today, more people are choosing to live in or near downtown. The North Quarter is a mixed-use area of downtown Orlando north of Colonial Drive.

2018 Landscape Trends in Community Amenities

Whether you are designing a new community amenity or expanding or renovating an existing amenity, we are all striving to create meaningful places with lasting value. At Canin Associates, we focus on planning and designing great people places. Placemaking creates value in amenity design and landscape design is a huge aspect in placemaking. Designing well-amenitized […]

A Vision for Mercy Drive

Hidden behind the Central Florida Fairgrounds and nestled between College Park and Pine Hills, Mercy Drive is a predominantly African-American community with a unique mix of single family neighborhoods and a variety of large and small apartment complexes housing moderate and low-income families. Additional pockets of commercial, industrial, and institutional development are scattered along its […]

Courtyards in Mexico: More than an architectural feature

Canin Associates Fall Studio Sponsorship at the University of Miami   This Fall, Canin Associates sponsored an upper-level research design studio at the University of Miami to study “Courtyard Housing.” The focus was around the history, theory, practice, and technology of courtyard houses in three cities in Mexico. The aim of the project is to […]

Our 5 Top Posts of 2015

Happy New Year! Like most of you, we hit the ground running in what is sure to be a busy and exciting 2016. Nonetheless, we want to take a quick look back at some of our favorite posts from the past year. From streetcars in Atlanta to architecture in Lima, we took a look at mobility, buildings styles, […]

ULI Central Florida: Visionaries Discuss the M-Factor

Last week, I had the chance to attend ULI Central Florida’s signature YLG event A Night with Visionaries of Central Florida: The M-Factor. Hosted by the Young Leaders groups from ULI Central Florida, CREW Orlando, and NAIOP Central Florida, this latest edition provided a platform for visionaries and young professionals to discuss the impact Millennials are having […]

A Connectivity Case Study in Saarbrücken, Germany

Saarbrücken is a German city along the French border with a population of around 176,000 residents. Like most German cities, Saarbrücken’s core is a mix of walkable streets, urban buildings, and historic sites. Despite this, city leaders and residents are concerned about the future connectivity, mobility, and livability of their city.     A recent article in the […]

Event Recap: ULI Central Florida’s Volusia County Update

Leading the nation in job growth last year isn’t the only topic of discussion in Volusia County these days. With a major renovation of an iconic race track underway, cutting-edge research in aviation, and important infrastructure improvements in the works, ULI members and other attendees flocked to Daytona last week to hear the latest county […]

Three Architectural Periods in Peru

Peru as a country boasts a mix of cultures, climates, and architecture. What makes it an incredible place to visit is that modern Peru seamlessly blends together its diverse history. Nonetheless, each culture and each historical period is still visible and alive throughout the country. Traveling through Peru last year, I noticed that a recurring […]

Eliza Harris Juliano Appointed to Orange County Development Advisory Board

Canin Associates’ Director of Urbanism, Eliza Harris Juliano, will be filling one of the nine positions on the Orange County Development Advisory Board. The board is responsible for reviewing proposed regulations impacting land use. Other professionals on the committee include licensed architects and landscape architects, builders and developers, a civil engineer, environmental specialist, financial specialist, attorney, general […]

Implementing Streetcars: Lessons from Atlanta

The streetcar fits a unique niche in our transportation system different from bus or light rail. It’s often described as an extension of the walking environment thanks to its ability to be used for short trips, while still connecting different neighborhoods within a city. However, as recent streetcar projects like the Downtown Loop in Atlanta […]

Event Recap: ULI’s Project DTO, From Vision to Reality

This morning I attended Project DTO: Advancing Downtown Orlando, From Vision to Reality, an event put on by ULI Central Florida. Project DTO started in 2014 with the goal of creating a comprehensive visioning process for the next ten years of Downtown Orlando’s evolution. Over 90 diverse community thought-leaders convened for Project DTO to build an innovative vision, a thorough […]

Canin’s Jurgen Duncan at Florida Engineers in the Classroom

Earlier this summer, Jurgen Duncan spent some time with curious fifth graders as part of the Florida Engineers in the Classroom program. To further STEM programs in public schools around the state, presenters from a variety of fields each gave 20-minute presentations to five or six classes. The hands-on workshops gave kids the opportunity to […]

Canin Associates’ Eliza Harris on Orange TV

  On Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00pm, Orange County Live! will discuss the topic of sustainability. Canin’s own Eliza Harris will be one of the gusts, who, along with John Martinez and Brandon Tidwell, will represent the Sustainability Committee. Further guests include Susan Caswell (Chair of the Community Subcommittee), Jennifer Szaro (Renewable Energy Manager with OUC), Yulita […]