Marina Khoury is an expert in sustainable urbanism, TND's and form-based codes and speaks on issues related to creating affordable, sustainable, walkable communities. A licensed architect, she is a Partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (DPZ) and the Director of Town Planning who leads the metro Washington D.C. office. Khoury manages new towns and urban redevelopment plans in the United States, Canada, Middle East and Europe.
She was also the DPZ project director for Miami 21, the comprehensive rewriting of the City of Miami's current zoning code into the largest-known application of a form-based code. Khoury holds two masters degrees, in architecture and urban planning, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Khoury also attended the “Ecole Speciale D’Architecture” in Paris, France. She joined DPZ in 1997. Prior to that, she worked as an architectural designer for the firm of Portuondo Perotti Architects in Coral Gables, Fla. She is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Institute of Architects, a member of the New Urban Guild and a member of the Transect Codes Council. Khoury is also a LEED Accredited professional.