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  • web-extra: excerpts from interviews with dpz staff and observers

  • hall of fame: andrés duany, faia, and elizabeth plater-zyberk, faia, leed ap

    When he talks about the concept of time, Andrés Duany, FAIA, takes on the enthusiastic manner of a star physics student. “Time is a fascinating fourth dimension that is so exciting to me,” he says.

  • house of the papyrii, alys beach, fla.

    Despite tight constraints, Khoury & Vogt Architects designed this spacious, light-filled house with an efficient plan.

  • spin control

    Rising above the sun-drenched skyline of Miami's Design District, COR aspires to green heights for renewable energy use, water conservation, and indoor air quality. In fact, when the 400-foot tower is completed, it will be the city's first sustainable, mixed-use condominium project, says architect...

  • special forces

    Gypsum wallboard is one of the unsung heroes of the architectural world. It's lightweight, easy to install, and adapts to almost any design. Best of all, it's economical. No wonder, then, that wallboard is used in almost all new construction single- and m

  • sarasota serene

    Guy Peterson's office sits in the middle of Sarasota's creative hub—just blocks from Sarasota Bay, with its string of resplendent keys.

  • bougainvillea courtyard homes, vero beach, fla.

    These four Spanish colonial homes differ dramatically from their 1970s-style ranch neighbors, but thanks to careful planning and simple massing they blend right in. Our judges noticed, with appreciation, “the real thought” given to the project.

  • hurricane haven

    At just 308 square feet, Marianne Cusato's Katrina Cottage is a tiny thing, but it made a big impression at its recent International Builders' Show debut in Orlando, Fla.

  • custom for less

    My wife, Sherry, and I had embarked on an experiment: to design and build a 2,800-square-foot custom home on a budget of $50 per square foot (or $300,000, including land costs). Although it seemed idealistic, we considered the task possible if we did some

  • aqua moderne

    Ponder this: You're at work, juggling the obligations of your thriving practice, and then you hear the chirp, squawk of the fax machine. Once you recover from your surprise that anyone still faxes anything, you take a look. It's an invitation to drop everything you're doing, buy a triple-shot...