Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 5:30pm
White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch, Portland
Andrés Duany is a founding principal at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). DPZ is recognized as a leader of the New Urbanism, an international movement that seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. In the years since the firm first received recognition for the design of Seaside, Florida, in 1980, DPZ has completed designs for close to 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization projects. This work has exerted a significant influence on the practice and direction of urban planning and development in the United States and abroad.
Andrés Duany’s recent publications include The New Civic Art and Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. He is a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Established in 1993 with the mission of reforming urban growth patterns, the Congress has been characterized by The New York Times as “the most important collective architectural movement in the United States in the past fifty years.” As DPZ’s principal in-charge of all Gulf Coast recovery initiatives, Andrés has directed charrettes for the Mississippi Governor’s Commission on Recovery and Renewal, the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Unified New Orleans Plan.
Andrés studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and earned degrees from Princeton and Yale. His has been awarded honorary doctorates from Brandeis and University of Virginia. He has been recognized for his practice and scholarship in architecture and urban design from the National Building Museum, for community planning and design from the Seaside Institute and for his sensitivity to the historic continuum and fostering of community with the Richard H. Driehaus Prize.
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