This month we catch you up on the latest DPZ news.

CNU held its annual congress May 19-21 via a virtual format. The focus was on effecting social, policy, and physical changes to better address equity and climate. A sponsor of the conference, DPZ was represented throughout the week with multiple presentations by Andres, Lizz, Galina, Marina, and Matt who serves on the CNU board. Also of note, we’d like to commend Camille for spearheading a new coalition of New Urbanists under the name PLACE Initiative who during CNU 29 hosted two days of speakers on equity and climate, including Brian Falk and Ben Northrup of DPZ.

Here’s a snapshot of new project info and key milestones:

  • We have launched the 2040 Vision Plan for the Village of Key Biscayne to help the village better face the challenges of resiliency, climate change and sea level rise.
  • The Three Corners Community Plan in Vero Beach, FL has been unanimously adopted by the Steering Committee and the City Council, as it moves closer to becoming a referendum item on the November ballot.
  • In late March the Coral Gables Zoning Code Update that DPZ has been working for a couple of years, was adopted.

Like everyone, we spent the past year experimenting with virtual events and other digital platforms to stay in touch. If you have missed any of our recent events and videos – keep up to date at the links below:

DPZ in the News
Links to recent stories featuring DPZ projects and principals:

We extend congratulations to both Lizz and Andres for two recent honors:

The Miami Center for Architecture and Design has presented Lizz with a Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging her many years of working with the local design community and leadership to make Miami better – especially its urban core.

Andres’ much-celebrated Bento Cabin – first launched at the 2020 Builders Show with the help of Fernando Pages and Josef Albert – has won the Citation Award in Residential Design Magazine’s 2021 Architecture Awards. You can see the full article here.  It will be featured again in the print magazine next month.

And finally some great news about the DPZ family. Two of our favorite people, Josef Albert and Kyannah Andrews, were married in February! Join us in wishing them all the best.