Classicist No. 17: An Evening with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Beth Dunlop and Teófilo Victoria
April 9, 2021

Focused on Florida, the Classicist No. 17 explores the city’s rich architectural history as well as contemporary examples of classical design through professional and student portfolios as well as academic articles authored by leaders within the field. Recorded live on April 9, 2021.

About the Panelists:
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is a founding principal of DPZ CoDesign, and Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami where she directs the Master in Urban Design Program. Her practice ranges from building and community designs to zoning codes. She teaches university courses in architecture, urban design, and adaptation to climate change. She is a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and has served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Among the awards she has received are the Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture and the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize.

Beth Dunlop is the editor-in-chief of Modern Magazine and the longtime and award-winning architectural critic for the Miami Herald. She is the author of numerous books on Florida’s architecture and design.

Teófilo Victoria holds a Masters of Architecture and Urban Design Degree from Columbia University, a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Bachelors of Architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design. He has been visiting professor at Harvard University and Cornell University and has lectured and participated in juries at the University of Maryland, Notre Dame University and the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. At the University of Miami he was Undergraduate Program Director from 1995 to 1998 and from 1999 to 2009, Graduate Program Director. He has exhibited at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York. In 1992 he co-edited Between Two Towers: the Drawings of the School of Miami with Vincent Scully, Catherine Lynn, and Jorge Hernandez and was the guest editor of Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana in 2009.


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  1. Letter from the Editor by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  2. Palaces in Paradise: Carrère & Hastings in St. Augustine by Leslee F. Keys
  3. Rollins College and Winter Park: Exemplars of the American Renaissance by Bruce Stephenson
  4. Henry John Klutho in Jacksonville: From Classical Architecture to the Prairie School by Wayne W. Wood
  5. Discovering Addison Mizner: The Elusive Legacy of Palm Beach’s Most Important Architect by Beth Dunlop
  6. Classical Florida: A Brief History by Elizabeth Plater-zyberk
  7. Inventing an Architecture for Florida by Michael Mesko And William Rutledge
  8. Notes on the Life and Work of Charles Barrett (1956–1996) by Andres Duany
  9. A Conversation in Miami: Classical Is Traditional Or… by Andres Duany
  10. Professional Portfolio
  11. Academic Portfolio
  12. Bibliography
  13. Sponsors