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.
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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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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
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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
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• Recognition since 2010• Recognition: 2000 - 2009• Recognition: 1990 - 1999• Recognition: 1980 - 1989
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CharlotteNorth CarolinaUSA(704) 444-8020
Seaside is a pioneering symbol of the New Urbanism. Designed as a new town in the once rural Florida Panhandle, Seaside recounts a process of rediscovering the tradition of town building and traditional architecture. The numerous architects and town architects who have worked at Seaside have carried on the new living tradition in their work and in their home towns.
Located in the Florida Panhandle, Seaside is an 80-acre resort community on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The program for Seaside was originally conceived to approximate the scale and character of historic Southern towns. The Seaside plan proposes traditional American settlement patterns as an alternative to contemporary methods of real estate development. To this end, the retail center was designed as a downtown commercial district; the conference facility doubles as a town hall; and a portion of the recreation budget was dedicated to the creation of small civic amenities, including a chapel, a primary school, a fire station, and a post office, all to be shared by adjacent communities.
A study of towns throughout the American South indicated that a community of genuine variety and authentic character could not be generated by a single architect. Building was therefore given over to a multitude of designers. The public buildings have been designed by architects selected for their known sympathy with the regional vernacular, and the private buildings have been commissioned by the individual buyers. A master plan and zoning code regulate the buildings to ensure the creation of an urban environment similar to that of a small Southern town of the period before 1940. Prior to any construction, these standards were tested several times in university design studios and proved to be workable.
Today, more than 20 years after its inception, Seaside is widely acclaimed, financially successful, and almost completely built-out. It has become a symbol of the New Urbanism, exemplifying the movement’s underlying principles, which can be applied to all urban conditions: the built environment must be diverse in use and population; it must be scaled for the pedestrian yet capable of accommodating the automobile and mass transit; and it must have a well defined public realm supported by an architecture that reflects the ecology and culture of the region.
Ambitious Tome Chronicles the Rise of a New Urbanist CommunityJoseph Flaherty, Wired
Visions of Seaside by Dhiru Thadani is an up and coming book describing why the small urbanist town in Florida works.
20121229, Full Article
The storied history of Seaside: Davises talk about building a town togetherDeborah Wheeler, The Walton Town
Robert Davis and his wife tell the local chapter of Florida Public Relations Association the story behind seaside. Davis explains how he envision the slow pace life of story tales he grew up for the new community. The town's building code, it was drawn up on a sheet of paper over dinner by Davis and town architect Andres Duany.
2012-11-01, Full Article
A vision for U.S.: More walking, cycling, gardening -- and glad to do itRick Hampson, The Town Walk
New Urbanist Andres Duany, describes how the need for more walkable neighborhoods arises with climate change and its what he has invasion.
2012-09-16, Full Article
Postcards from the New WorldTrevor Fraser, Orlando Weekly
CNU 20, was a convention of mixed ideas state wide, since held in West Palm Beach the sister of Orlando due to sprawl appearance it was of topic by many talented visionaries.
2012-06-26, Full Article
ถนนสาย 30A มุ่งสู่ดินแดนมหัศจรรย์แห่ง Panhandleมานิตา เข็มทอง, Goto Manager
Arabic Article pertaining to Seaside mentioning Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Andres Duany.
2012-06-17, Full Article
Seaside Turns 30! The Palm Beach Post
Seaside turns 30 since it was established till now it's been seen as a planning masterpiece.
2012-05-21, Full Article
Architect Andrés Duany promotes unbiased democracy in community planningDavid Rogers , Palm Beach Daily News
Man-kind is destroying the old instead of restoring it.
2012-04-27 , Full Article
Patient Investing by Developer Allows Seaside to Thrive as New Urban Icon Celebrates 30th YearDebbie Abrams, Market Watch
A brief real estate description of Seaside, FL a great place to live with all it's amenities in walking distance.
2012-03-16, Full Article
AIA Survey: 10 Best Works of American Architecture Since 1980American Institute of Architects, 2007
Institute Honors for Urban DesignAmerican Institute of Architects, 1991
"Best of the Decade, 1980s"Time Magazine, 1991
Golden Aurora AwardSoutheast Builders Conference, 1988
National Citation Award for Excellence in Urban DesignAmerican Institute of Architects, Florida Chapter, 1988
Design AwardConnecticut Society of Architects, 1986
Builder's Best AwardBuilders Magazine, 1986
Award for Excellence in ArchitectureAmerican Institute of Architects, Florida Chapter, 1984
Citation in Urban DesignProgressive Architecture Magazine, 1984
Award of HonorAmerican Institute of Architects, Florida Southern Chapter, 1983
Alys BeachFort Walton Beach, Florida, USA158 acres, designed in 2003
TanninOrange Beach, Alabama, USA 60 acres, designed in 1986
Rosemary BeachFort Walton Beach, Florida, USA105 acres, designed in 1995