Appian Engineering was founded to provide unique engineering design solutions for any market’s biggest property development challenges.

Our extensive experience and vast network of professionals gives us the ability to lead our clients through complex projects with optimized timelines and maximized cost savings.


Outline concurrency requirements (traffic, schools, etc.), utility availability/capacity/adequacy, conduct initial utility and stormwater management calculations, etc.; adjust, optimize, and refine the site plan / development program emphasizing earthwork mass grading balance and value engineering.

A benefit to our longevity in the Greater Orlando metropolitan area market is our deep rooted and established relationships with owners and brokers providing early access to land opportunities often prior to open market listing.


Identify existing conditions, project property limit constraints, regulatory agencies having jurisdiction (AHJ) and their correlated design criteria. We outline allowable densities and/or intensities, identify vehicular access management and pedestrian access points and stormwater management location opportunities that create efficient site plan(s) to maximize yield and utilization while minimizing site development costs for the development program while keeping the project goals at the forefront.

As Appian is physically located in the core of the Central Florida market, our location allows us to have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the key surrounding submarkets.


Define the initial project goals and development program. Understand opportunities, implications, and effects of the local jurisdiction’s entitlement components, such as the following as applicable: Comprehensive / Growth Management Plan (Future Land Use Designation), Zoning District with design criteria, Overlay Districts, Conditional Uses, Variances, Joint Planning Areas, Special Districts, and any other relevant planning processes/constraints. With a holistic understanding completed, Appian outlines the entitlements strategy with schedule moving forward as the overall horizontal team leader.

As a result of our proven track record, we are well respected by governmental staffs and elected officials. These relationships enhance project related governmental associations regarding the overall development approval processes of properties throughout Florida. Examples include multiple cases of successful representation involving comprehensive planning future land use amendments, rezoning, planned developments, special exceptions, variances, conditional use permits, assisting in development agreements, development orders, annexation agreements, and concurrency approvals in the areas of school capacity, transportation, and utilities as well as other permitting/entitlement issues in numerous jurisdictions including past work with Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs).


Finalize horizontal construction documents, plans, calculations, and permitting for AHJ such as: local municipality/city/county, water management district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Army Corps. of Engineers (ACOE), railroad crossings, and utility providers.

Even though the Greater Orlando metropolitan area market is defined to consist of the counties (and incorporated cities within) of Lake, Orange (including Orlando), Osceola, and Seminole; Appian’s “sandbox” expertise extends to the surrounding submarkets and cities within Marion, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Polk, and Sumter Counties.

Appian has worked on several owner/end user statewide roll out programs and is very familiar with that process and as a result has established an in depth understanding of the permitting processes and value of staff relationships throughout the state.


Assist the client in bidding/site contractor selection, pre-construction requirements/meetings, provide shop drawing review/approvals, perform site inspections for conformance to approved plans, review pay requests, promptly respond to contractor’s Requests for Additional Information (RFI’s), review the contractor provided as-built drawings for conformance with permitted design plans, apply for clearances, and final acceptance/certifications from AHJ.


Identify other required entitlement/design/permitting professional disciplines (team members) such as legal, survey, environmental (ESA/Wetlands/Species), geotechnical, traffic/transportation, landscape architecture, structural, etc.; to aid the client in defining their scopes, acquiring their proposals, consultant selection, and timely coordination of needed deliverables.

As your Horizontal Program Leader, Appian will coordinate with the architect (vertical team lead) and focus on site selection/evaluation, conceptual plan yields, due diligence, scheduling, entitlements, final design, permitting, construction administration support services, and final certifications, all while directing/managing the other required horizontal consultants. It is important to note that we pride ourselves on meeting demanding deadlines with the staff capacity to achieve these goals.


Flexibility, growth, and a positive workplace.

What more could you want? How about…

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k) contribution matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of paid time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Bonuses
  • Relaxed office atmosphere
  • Great learning environment
  • Lunch & Learn events
  • Team outings
  • Stability and support
Engineer a career that loves you back.

There are some great engineering firms out there, but “great” isn’t good enough for us – we provide an unparalleled level of expertise, guidance, and service. Delivering the quality and consistency our clients have come to expect from us is rewarding and fascinating, but it’s not easy – it requires a devoted and highly-skilled team.

Improve your life. Impact the world.

Professional experiences and triumphs can make a living, but it doesn’t make a life. At Appian Engineering, ‘work-life balance’ isn’t a recruiting buzzword, but a stasis we strive to maintain. We learned that a positive work-life balance is the one and only key to the most sought-after traits like ambition, creativity, ingenuity, and happiness.

The spaces we help bring to life are meaningful contributions towards a better world, and the projects we complete are our life’s work.

If you think you’re a fit for our culture, we’d love to talk with you.

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