Karl F.G. Du Puy, AIA,
Office: 1214 Phone: 301.405.6292
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 - 2p; I am also available for brief discussions before and after class.
Karl F.G. Du Puy, AIA Tenured Professor
A.B. , Dartmouth College, 1964;
M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania, 1967;
M. Arch., Delft University of Technology, 1969;
Indo-American Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies (New Delhi, India), 1983;
Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in Architecture (Delft, The Netherlands),1967-1969.
Karl Du Puy is an architect and professor of architecture. He directs design studios in architecture
and urban design at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs. He also offers lecture
and seminar courses in urban design theory, practice, and history. Du Puy has directed the
architecture program and coordinated its design studio sequence; he has directed more than 150
masters' theses over the past eighteen years.
A practicing architect and urban designer with over 30 years experience, Du Puy has worked in
New York City as well as the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. He is licensed in
both New York and Maryland. For the past 20 years Du Puy has been involved with Rockville,
Maryland's planning efforts as an urban design consultant and as a member of Rockville's urban
design review committee. Prior to this, he held urban design positions of ascending responsibility
with the City of New York, first with the Urban Design Group and later with the mayor's special
offices of development in Jamaica, Queens and Lower Manhattan. In the latter office Du Puy was
the office's Deputy Director and Principal Urban Designer, coordinating its design efforts as well
as conceiving, drafting, and administering special zoning districts in Lower Manhattan.
Work with which he has been associated has appeared in numerous books, master plans, and
journals, including: Zoning for Downtown Urban Design, R. Cook; Warfield, Illustrative Plan
and Design Guidelines, Town of Sykesville, Maryland; Rockville, Maryland's Town Center
Urban Design Plan and Implementation Strategy I & II and Rockville Pike Corridor
Neighborhood Plan & Zoning Ordinance Amendments; Innovative Zoning: A Local Official's
Guidebook, Rahenkamp Sachs Wells & Assoc.; Water Street Access & Development, J. West;
Lower Manhattan Waterfront, R. Baiter; To Preserve a Heritage, J. Fahnestock; Urban Design as
Public Policy and An Introduction to Urban Design, J. Barnett; L'Architecture D'Aujourd'hui;
Architecture; Architectural Record; Progressive Architecture.
Du Puy received the Paul H. Kea, FAIA Medal for Architectural Advocacy, awarded by the AIA
Potomac Valley Chapter in December of 2004. In 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2004, Du Puy was
named an Outstanding Teacher by the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of
Maryland. In 1996 he was awarded a Creative and Performing Arts Award, supporting his
research: "New Town Paradigms: The English and French Legacy." This research will be the
focus of future exhibitions, lectures and a monograph, as did his work in 1984 on "Indian Urban
Typologies and Architectural Form," which he researched as an Indo-American Fellow while in
New Delhi, India and later produced at the School of Architecture, University of Maryland.
Du Puy is listed in the 2004 - 2006 volumes of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Du Puy received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his Master of Architecture degrees from
the University of Pennsylvania and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is a
former Indo-American Fellow, which allowed him to do research in India with the American
Institute of Indian Studies. Du Puy's degree from Delft was earned while he was in the
Netherlands on a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. In addition, Professor Du Puy was nominated to a
Fulbright-Hays Lectureship in Japan, but had to decline it to accept his Indo-American
Fellowship to India in 1984.