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A Conversation with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

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Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Brian Kelly

You are invited to the inaugural Karl F.G. Du Puy Lecture in Urban Design featuring a conversation between Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP and Professor Brian Kelly, AIA.

The lecture will be held in the Architecture Building Auditorium, a reception will follow in the Great Space.

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP is the Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program at the University of Miami. She is recognized as a leader of the movement called the New Urbanism, promoting walkable resilient urban design. A co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism in 1992, her teaching, research and consulting professional practice has ranged across new community design, community rebuilding, regional plans and zoning codes. A number of innovations in professional practice, such as the traditional neighborhood design zoning code (TND), were initiated with students in the University of Miami’s School of Architecture design studios and first implemented through community outreach in South Florida.

Brian Kelly, AIA is Associate Dean for Development and Faculty Affairs and Professor in the Architecture Program at the University of Maryland College Park, where he teaches introductory design studios, site design and analysis, and graduate studios that focus on campus planning and academic architecture. He received his professional degree from the University of Notre Dame and a post-professional degree in urban design from Cornell University. His scholarly work includes speculations on teaching methodology, the design process, relationships between traditions and modernity, and of course campus planning. Kelly's plein air watercolors, charcoal drawings, and sketchbook drawings have been exhibited widely and were part of a traveling exhibition Lines of Inquiry: The Architectural Drawings of Brian Kelly.

The Karl F.G. Du Puy Lecture in Urban Design was created in 2021 to honor the memory and legacy of Professor Du Puy, a force of nature and a giant within the Architecture Program at the University of Maryland where his passion for urbanism, architectural history and building craft was a foundational part of the curriculum. This lecture will continue to raise issues of urban design and inform future built environment professionals about their responsibility to the city.


Architecture Building

Architecture Building Auditorium

3835 Campus Drive

Architecture Building (145 ARC)

College Park, MD 20742

A reception will follow in the Great Space, Architecture Building


School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

For disability accommodations, please contact Paula Riff at

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