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Andrés Duany


Andrés Duany is an American architect who received his undergraduate degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University and studied for one year at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Afterwards he received a master’s degree in architecture at the Yale School of Architecture. Mr. Duany has been awarded several honorary doctorates, the Brandeis Award for Architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture from the University of Virginia and the Seaside Prize for contributions to community planning and design from the Seaside Institute. He is founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, where he serves on the Board of Directors.


Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), a firm he established with architect and planner Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in 1980.DPZ is widely recognised as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. Its work has exerted a significant influence on the practice and direction of urban planning and development in the United States and abroad.

DPZ has designed regional plans and community revitalisation projects for hundreds of towns. The firm’s method of integrating planning with accompanying design codes is being applied in towns and cities ranging from 10 to over 500,000 acres throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Duany’s work has been awarded with a number of prizes, including two State of Florida Governor’s Urban Design Awards for Excellence. The projects of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company have focused international attention on urbanism and its post war decline.

DPZ was instrumental in the creation of the Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance, a prescription for pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use, compact urban growth, which has been incorporated into the zoning codes of municipalities across the US. The firm has developed a comprehensive municipal zoning ordinance called the SmartCode, prescribing appropriate urban arrangements for all users and all densities.

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