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LandDesign brings cruise industry ties to Orlando

LandDesign brings cruise industry ties to Orlando

Charlotte-based LandDesign, a planning and urban design firm, has opened a new office in downtown Orlando, its fifth nationwide. The firm has leased 3,200 square feet in the historic downtown Metcalf Building, 100 S. Orange Ave., and plans to ramp up to 30 people in the next few years – possibly taking an additional floor of the building. Orlando's international character and connections to the cruise ship industry make it attractive, said Ray Waugh, the firm's COO and managing partner in Orlando. "Orlando fits well with our long-term goals," Waugh said. "We were already doing work in Florida and in the Caribbean, and this will now be our hub for those...