early project of Seaside, Florida, was the first authentic new town to be built successfully in the United States in over fifty years. In 1989, Time Magazine selected Seaside as one of the 10 “Best of the Decade” achievements in the field of design. The firm has been featured in other national media such as NBC News and ABC News, as well as News- week, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Yorker. A significant aspect of DPZ’s work is its innovative use of planning regu- lations, including the urban and architectural codes that accompany each design. Tailored to the individual project, the codes address the manner in which buildings are formed and located to ensure that they create useful and distinctive public spaces. Local architectural tradi- tions and building techniques are also codified within the regulations. The firm’s method of integrating master plans with project-specific de- sign codes and regulations is currently being applied to sites ranging from 10 to over 500,000 acres throughout the United States and abroad, in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Austra- lia. Urban redevelopment plans for existing U.S. communities include: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; West Palm Beach, Naples, Stewart, Sarasota, and Fort Myers, Florida; Peoria, Illinois; and Providence, Rhode Island. DPZ maintains an architectural practice as well, primarily confined to construction in the Caribbean and select, licensed states in the south- eastern United States. Working within a defined region allows the firm to focus on the relationships of individual buildings to specific geo- graphical and historical traditions. The firm’s architectural work has been published and recognized internationally. In addition to its design work, DPZ is widely recognized as a leader of the international move- ment against the proliferation of suburban sprawl. The firm’s principals were co-founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, recognized by the New York Times as “the most important collective architectural movement in the United States in the past fifty years.” Their recent book, Suburban Nation, was hailed as “an essential text for our time,” and “a major literary event,” in the national media. In 2001, Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk were awarded the Vincent Scully prize by the National Building Museum in recognition of their contributions to the American built environment.
Particularly relevant project examples include: Springhill Lake Transit- Oriented Development, Greenbelt, MD; Liberty Harbor North Transit- Oriented Development, Jersey City, NJ; The Cornelius Plan Transit- Oriented Development, Charlotte, NC; Upper Rock Transit-Oriented Development, Rockville, MD; Independence Transit-Oriented Develop- ment, Lancaster, PA; Anchor Mill TOD, Mecklenburg Co, NC; Leeland Station Transit- Oriented Development, Falmouth, VA; The Commons Transit-Oriented Development/Town Center Redevelopment, Tysons
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY