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Andrés Duany, FAIA

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Co-Founder and Principal,
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

1023 SW 25th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33135
(305) 644-1023

320 Firehouse Lane
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
(301) 948-6223

Andrés Duany is an architect whose work focuses on town and regional planning. He and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of the town of Seaside, Florida, which began an ongoing debate on the alternatives to suburban sprawl. Since then, DPZ, their planning practice, has over 200 plans in the process of implementation. DPZ has particular expertise in writing codes. The firm is dedicated to both practice and research. Andrés and Elizabeth were founding members of the Congress for the New Urbanism. They teach at the University of Miami, where Elizabeth was the Dean of the School of Architecture. Andrés has four honorary doctorates, including from the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the Driehaus Prize, the Scully Prize, the Jefferson Medal, and the Brandeis Medal. They have co-authored five books, Suburban Nation, The New Civic Art, The Smart Growth Manual, Garden Cities, and Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents.