DPAM offers a full range of planning and architectural services. While the focus of the firm is on designing "places", DPAM also maintains an active architectural practice, writes land use codes, and educates the public about the principles of traditional Urbanism.
DPAM uses a comprehensive charrette process to create plans ranging in size from the neighborhood to the region. The charrette brings together all interested and affected parties to collaborate with the designers on a vision for the community. This process, which produces full documentation in a single week, has proved to be the most efficient and cost-effective means of arriving at consensus for a plan. As a result of the charrette, projects tend to move more quickly though the approval process.
Duane Phillips served as director of DPZ-Europe since its founding in 2005 until 2018. DPZ-Europe has collaborated with several internationally recognized planning firms including MAU (Mycielski Architcture and Urbanism) and Duany Plater Zyberk (DPZ)
Many of the projects listed here were planned during this period either as DPZ-Europe or in joint ventures with DPZ-Miami and/or MAU.