Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
1023 SW 25 Avenue | Miami, FL 33135
DPZ's early project of Seaside, Florida - the first authentic new town to be built in the United States in over 50 years - garnered worldwide attention to this land-planning firm. Since 1980, DPZ has completed designs for over 250 new and existing communities.
A significant aspect of DPZ's work is its innovative use of planning regulations, such as the "Urban and Architectural Codes," which accompany each design. Tailored to the individual project, the codes address the manner in which buildings are formed and located to ensure they create useful and distinctive public spaces. Local architectural traditions and building techniques are also codified within the regulations. The firm's method of integrating master plans with project-specific design codes and regulations is currently being applied to sites ranging from 10 to 10,000 acres.