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Interview: An Interview with each other with Stefanos Polyzoides & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

Interview with Stefanos Polyzoides
Lectures Series on Mediterranean Architecture

Stefanos Polyzoides, Partner of Moule Polyzoides Architects, Santa Barbara, California and Dean of Notre Dame School of Architecture and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Founding Partner of DPZ Co-Design & UM School of Architecture Dean Emeritus
Lectures Series on Mediterranean Architecture

Doors Open: 5:30pm
Lecture Begins: 6:15pm 
Q & A: 7:15pm 
Cocktail Reception: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Stefanos Polyzoides

Partner Stefanos Polyzoides

Stefanos Polyzoides was born and educated in Athens, Greece and earned B.A. and M.Arch degrees in Architecture and Planning from Princeton University. His career has encompassed a broad span of architecture and urbanism, its history, theory, education, and design. He is a cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and, with Elizabeth Moule, a partner in Moule & Polyzoides, which has been a Pasadena, California practice since 1990.

His professional experience includes the design of educational, institutional, commercial and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, housing, and the urban design of university campuses, neighborhoods and districts. Leading Moule & Polyzoides teams, he has completed more than 500 projects throughout the United States, including in California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, as well as many others around the world.

He is currently a Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. From 1973 until 1997, he was an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). Along with Elizabeth Moule, he is the recipient of the Seaside Prize for 1998, the ICAA’s Arthur Ross Award for 2015 and eleven Congress for the New Urbanism design awards from 2002 to 2021.

He is the author of R.M. Schindler, Architect (1982) and the coauthor of Los Angeles Courtyard Housing: A Typological Analysis (1977), The Plazas of New Mexico (2012), and A Temple of Science, the 100-Inch Telescope at Mount Wilson (2018). He has also authored exhibition catalogues about the Caltech campus, including Caltech 1910–1950: An Urban Architecture for Southern California (1983), Myron Hunt (1984), Wallace Neff (1998), and Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate (1992). Mr. Polyzoides is coauthor of the foundational documents of the New Urbanism: The Awhanee Principles (1991), the Charter of the New Urbanism(1999) and the CNU Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism (2008).


Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP,

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP, is Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine. She was dean of the School of Architecture 1995-2013. She teaches courses on urban design and built environment adaptation to climate change.

Plater-Zyberk has collaborated with faculty across the University including recently with Engineering colleagues researching net-zero water management in buildings. She is a member of the UM Built Environment Behavior and Health Research Group, working with Miller School faculty on projects researching the well-being of children and elders’ relation to characteristics of the built context in which they live. As a consultant with DPZ Partners, she has worked with healthcare systems in Richmond and Chicago on the design of their campuses and community surroundings.

Plater-Zyberk 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 School of Architecture design studios and first implemented through community outreach in South Florida. Recent professional projects include the design of the University President’s house and the City of Miami Zoning Code, Miami 21.

Plater-Zyberk’s publications include refereed journal articles and book chapters. She is co-author of Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (over 85,000 sold), and The New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning. Her work, with Andres Duany and DPZ Partners, has received numerous awards and recognitions including honorary degrees, Architectural Record’s first Women in Architecture Award, and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. She has served on numerous review and editorial panels, including the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She earned her B.A. at Princeton University, and M.Arch. at Yale School of Architecture.


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Lecture Series on Mediterranean Architecture


Oct 26, 2022 – Lecture: A Manual of Mediterranean Architecture for Coral Gables by Teófilo Victoria

Jan 18, 2022 – Symposium: Classical & Traditional Practice an Interview with Architects Working in Coral Gables with Maria de la Guardia, Luis Trelles, Jorge Hernandez & Callum Gibb 

Feb 8, 2023 – A Conversation: Traditional Architecture by Jose Gelabert Navia

Mar 8, 2023 – Lecture: Cultural Patrimony in Coral Gables & the Documentation and Restoration of the Fink Studio by Ricardo Lopez, Ana Alvarez & Frank Martinez

April 12, 2023 – Interview: An Interview with Each Other with Stefanos Polyzoides & Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

May 10, 2023 – Panel: Discussion on Mediterranean Architecture in Coral Gables, Moderated by Rhonda Anderson, City Commissioner



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April 12, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $25.00
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