Elizabeth PLATER-ZYBERK


Robert S. DAVIS


Daryl Rose DAVIS


Léon KRIER


Andrés DUANY


Dhiru THADANI

Elizabeth PLATER-ZYBERK F.A.I.A.

BIOGRAPHY

Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk &
Company, Town Planners and Architects (DPZ). DPZ is a leader in the
national movement called the New Urbanism, which seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. The firm’s method of integrating planning with accompanying design codes and regulations currently is being applied in towns and cities in areas ranging from 14 to 10,000 acres throughout the United States, and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Jamaica, the Philippines and Turkey. DPZ has received numerous awards, including two State of Florida governors’ Urban Design Awards for Excellence.

The new town of Seaside, Florida was described by Time magazine as “the most astounding design achievement of its era.” Plater-Zyberk is also the Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture, where she has taught since 1979. Currently a member of Princeton University’s Board of Trustees, Plater-Zyberk received her undergraduate degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton and her master’s degree in architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. Most recently, she co-authored the book Suburban Nation The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.