Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Andres Duany

Andres Duany Principal
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.
Miami, FL
FBCI Involvement

Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ).  DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment.  In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed designs for close to 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects.

The firm’s method of integrating planning codes is currently being applied to areas ranging from 10 to over 500,000 acres throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  DPZ has received numerous awards, including several Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and AIA Awards.  Seaside has been documented in over 800 articles and books and was names the best new town design of the decade by TIME Magazine in 1992.  The projects of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company have focused international attention on urbanism and its postwar decline.

Andrés Duany has delivered hundreds of lectures and seminars, addressing architects, planning groups, university students, and the general public.  His recent publications include The New Civic Art and Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.  He is a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors.  Established in 1993 with the mission of reforming urban growth patterns, the Congress has been characterized by The New York Times as “the most important collective architectural movement in the United States in the past fifty years.”