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Marina Khoury, RA, CNU, LEED, Chair

Marina Khoury is a partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company and Director of its Washington D.C. office since 2007.  She is a licensed architect and town planner with 20 years of professional practice. Her 17 years at DPZ have brought her extensive national and international experience in sustainable development ranging from regional plans to new community and redevelopment plans and regulations, to building designs including affordable housing. Fluent in several languages, she has designed and managed projects across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, including new communities ranging in size from 50 to 2,000 acres, brownfield redevelopment, agricultural urbanism, and form-based zoning codes, among them Miami 21. Her experience includes managing complex public projects and teams, leading charrettes, and guiding approvals processes.  She speaks widely on issues related to smart growth and creating affordable, sustainable, and walkable communities.

Marina is active in Washington area civic groups, including the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), where she served as a Board member of the CNU-DC chapter from 2007-2012.  She also currently serves on the following Boards: Sustainia Council, the Resource Council for the Form-Based Code Institute (FBCI), and the Center for Applied Transect Study (CATS).  She is a member of the New Urban Guild and a LEED Accredited professional.