Duany, Andrés Martín

Andrés Martín Duany (b. 1949, New York City): A founding partner of the post-modern architectural firm Arquitectonica, Duany and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, now head Miami’s DPZ design firm, an architecture and town planning enterprise that promulgates a school of traditional neighborhood design known as New Urbanism. An early key work of DPZ is the groundbreaking project Seaside, a village on Florida’s Gulf Coast that won praise as the first traditionally organized new town designed in decades. Duany is a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. DPZ has completed the design of more than 225 new towns, regional plans and community revitalization projects throughout the United States and abroad. Duany grew up in Santiago de Cuba and Barcelona. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a Master’s in architecture from Yale University. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream and of The New Civic Art, among other books. With Plater-Zyberk, he is the winner of multiple awards, including the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum, the Brandeis Award for Architecture and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture. (Cintas for architecture, 1992-93)

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