The DPZ Team and our Professional Network
A Protean Organization
DPZ is a protean organization consisting of offices in the United States and affiliates working in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Our offices are supported by a wide range of professionals in architecture, planning, engineering, transportation, and health care. As a protean organization, teams are tailored to the needs of each individual project on a cross-professional and cross-locational basis.
What we do:
How we work:
The Charrette, DPZ Style: The term charrette has changed in its application to architecture, design and planning. We began charretting in the 1980's. When we say charrette at DPZ, we mean efficiency and value. Our preferred method of working brings stakeholders and decision makers together and gets results: multi-disciplinary teams, virtual offices and 24-hour turn-around. We put in the time up front so we don't waste time and money later.
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Project Categories:• Planning• Code Writing• Architectural DesignProject Map:
Telal Sumou Al Khobar, KSA
Costa Verbena Pititinga, Brazil
East End Virginia, USA
Tornagrain The Highlands, UK
Miami 21 Florida, USA
Downcity Providence Rhode Island, USA
Latest News Articles:
Tri-City aviators move views on future of Vista Field AirportKristi Pihl, Tri-City Herald2014-04-09, Full Article
Ellen Dunham-Jones and Stuart Horodner talk architecture and designGabe Wardell, Fresh Loaf2013-05-09, Full Article
Bull Street landmark status gains supportJeff Willkinson, The State2013-05-09, Full Article
• News in 2013• Archives: 2010 - 2012• Archives: 2000 - 2009• Archives: 1990 - 1999• Archives: 1980 - 1989
College of Charleston, 2012
Planning Award for Public Outreach & Engagement
For East End
American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter , 2011
For Miami 21
Congress for New Urbanism and the Center for Applied Transect Studies, 2011
Recent and Past Awards:
• Recognition since 2010• Recognition: 2000 - 2009• Recognition: 1990 - 1999• Recognition: 1980 - 1989
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University of MiamiThe University of Miami School of Architecture is renown for its academic focus on traditional architecture and urbanism. DPZ employees have served the school as faculty, visiting lecturers and studio critics, and many have graduated from its professional and post-professional programs. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is dean of the School.
University of Notre DameHome to a rigorous program of architecture focused on classicism, Notre Dame hosts an exemplary program in architectural education.
Andrews UniversityAndrews teaches architecture through the lens of traditional urbanism, teaching students to understand its context and history. Student projects from Andrews have consistently been honored with CNU Charter Awards for their high-quality, comprehensive work.
Congress for the New UrbanismDPZ is deeply involved with the CNU and the New Urbanism movement. Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are among the founders of the movement and have dedicated their lives and practice to the pursuit and evolution of traditional urbanism. The CNU represents a groups of diverse professionals with a common goal of promoting mixed-use, mixed-income, compact and connected urban environments that have formed the basis of human civilization for thousands of years.
Center for Applied Transect StudiesThe Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS) promotes understanding of the built environment as part of the natural environment, through the planning methodology of the rural-to-urban transect. CATS supports interdisciplinary research, publication, tools, and training for the design, coding, building and documentation of resilient transect-based communities.
The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment
The Seaside InstituteThe Seaside Institute focuses its mission on providing continuing leadership in the multi-disciplinary field of New Urbanism.
The Hampstead Institute
The Sky InstituteThe Mission of the Sky Institute is to implement pragmatic and sustainable strategies in design, energy, town planning, and agricultural production, and create and incubate transformational ideas that will nourish healthy communities and educate current and future generations.
United States Green Building CouncilDPZ, along with the CNU and numerous others, helped to create the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND) rating System, an addition to the developing body and knowledge of green and sustainable measures and metrics coming out of the USGBC.
American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Planning Association