Firm Background

Since 1980, our interdisciplinary team of urbanists, planners, landscape architects, and architects has focused on crafting authentic places in the United States and around the world that enrich quality of life and are wonderful places to live, work, play, and grow. Based in Orlando, Florida, Canin Associates  operates as three distinct, yet closely interconnected studios: Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture and Architecture all focused on delivering integrated services that successfully meet our clients’ needs for projects that include resorts, new towns, villages, town centers, mixed-use developments, residential architecture, parks and streetscapes for our private development sector clients.

In addition, we engage creatively with many public entities in Florida to prepare and implement community visions and we offer design and visioning assistance to smaller communities in our region through our non-profit Central Florida Sustainable Communities Initiative.

The Canin Associates team can assist you throughout the planning and design process to make your vision a reality. We successfully define best practices and develop solution-oriented strategies that result in a balance between our communities, the region and the environment. The underlying philosophy of the firm and its principals is to function as effective team leaders and continually strive to integrate and enhance the best ideas of all those involved.

Canin Associates believes that great ideas and great placemaking emerge when connections are made to the regional context, vernacular architecture, and to the cultural heritage of a region. We are strong advocates of placemaking as a way to add value and create timeless solutions for projects that are authentic, viable, and sustainable.

Why Choose Us

Selecting a design firm to plan your community or project is an important decision. With the required design disciplines to fulfill all your project needs in one office, we are able to consider all aspects of a project in an efficient and highly integrated way in each of the many steps involved in bringing a project to fruition.  Through effective communication, design coordination and integration of specialists, our clients benefit from a powerful combination of expertise as well as local and international experience. With a strong emphasis on graphic representation and 3D modeling, the Canin team uses state-of-the-art visual techniques to effectively communicate ideas or the implication of design alternatives to stakeholders.  Our involvement in projects from analysis and visioning all the way to construction enables us to inform clients about the practical implications of decisions and to foster the creation of designs that are ambitious as well as pragmatic.

A Great People Place

Canin Associates lives by the ideal of planning and designing great places for people. We also take great pride in making our own corporate environment a great people place. Our monthly staff meetings, charitable events, office outings and functions and our end-of-year retreat all help to maintain effective communication, foster better relationships and improve productivity. We live, breathe and practice these beliefs and it resonates throughout our projects.

Our Services

  • Architecture – Resort and Community Residential
  • Architectural Review Board Services
  • Builder Program Development
  • Design Charrettes
  • Design Standards and Design Guidelines
  • Entitlement Submittals and Negotiations
  • Facilitation – Public and Community
  • Form Based Code Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Visualization
  • Land Use Planning and Approvals
  • Landscape Architecture
  • New Community Planning and Design
  • Public Workshops
  • Recreation Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Resort Planning
  • Site Analysis
  • Streetscape Design
  • Urban Planning and Design