Andrés Duany

Urban planner, Architect

1949 –


Who is Andrés Duany?

Andrés Duany is an American architect and urban planner.

Duany was born in New York City but grew up in Cuba until 1960. He attended The Choate School and received his undergraduate degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University. After a year of study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, he received a master's degree from the Yale School of Architecture.

In 1977, Duany was co-founder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica with his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, and Hervin Romney. Arquitectonica became famous for playful Latin-American influenced modernism. The firm's Atlantis Condominium was featured prominently in the opening credits of Miami Vice.

Duany Plater Zyberk & Company was founded in 1980 in Miami, Florida. DPZ participated in the international movement called the New Urbanism, which seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. The firm first received recognition as the designer of Seaside, Florida and Kentlands, Maryland. It has completed designs and codes for over three hundred new towns, regional plans, and inner-city revitalization projects. He is also a representative of New Classical Architecture.

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Sep 7, 1949
Also known as
  • Andres Duany
  • Princeton University
  • Yale School of Architecture
  • Choate Rosemary Hall

on July 23, 2013


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