The Dormitory Authority State of New York Conference

October 25, 2017

The CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY

8:30 - 9:10 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking & Exhibits

9:10 - 9:15 AM

Program Introduction

9:15 - 9:35 AM

Opening Keynote

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Keynote: DASNY's Powerful Role in Expanding New York State's Economy while Delivering Inclusive, Sustainable Communities

Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph,D., DASNY President & CEO

DASNY is in its 72nd year. Attend the keynote from President and CEO, Gerrard P. Bushell, who leads DASNY as the bridge between the State of New York and New York’s colleges and universities as their financier and builder. This session will showcase the powerful role they have in economic development across New York, a role achieved while delivering on the promise of broadening opportunity. 




9:35 - 10:15 AM

NYC Higher Education Construction

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NYC Higher Education Construction

Learn about capital project pipelines at private and public higher education institutions in the New York City area. What are the latest trends and best practices as well as the challenges we are seeing in the area.

Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., DASNY President & CEO

Lynne Brown, Senior Vice President for University Relations & Public Affairs, New York University

William H. Peabody, Executive Director of Facilities Operations, Vassar College

Keith Pettey, Project Director for the Manhattanville Development Group, Columbia University Facilities and Operations

Lyn Rice AIA, LEED, AP, Principal, Rice+Lipka Architects


10:15 - 10:45 AM

Networking, Refreshments & Exhibits

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Success Stories with the MWSBE Program

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Success Stories with the MWSBE Program

Wayne A. Benjamin, Assistant Director Opportunity Programs, DASNY
R. Darby Curtis, AIA – Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Raj Lodaya, Vice President, Ark Systems Electric Corp

DASNY is firmly committed to providing real opportunities for MWSBE companies to compete. Join us for this session and hear how we are enhancing and expanding our programs for the MWSBE business community in the fields of construction, as well as financial, legal and professional services.



11:15 - 12:00 PM

Doing Business with DASNY

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Doing Business with DASNY

A robust dialogue to assist all firms in understanding NYC PLAs, navigating DASNY contracts and the complexities of capital construction in the greater metropolitan area. Access DASNY leaders for an insightful Q&A session.

Hear from:
Wayne A. Benjamin, Assistant Director Opportunity Programs, DASNY

Paul G Koopman, DASNY Managing Senior Director - Construction

Michael Stabulas, DASNY Managing Senior Director of Downstate Construction on the complexities of construction in the metro area



12:00- 12:30 PM

What's coming down the pike? DASNY's Pipeline of Projects

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What's coming down the pike? DASNY's Pipeline of Projects

Steve Curro, DASNY Managing Director, Construction

Attendees will have a first-hand preview of what is ahead at DASNY. Learn about construction opportunities in the higher education section and how your firm can get involved. Our senior staff will be onsite to meet face-to-face as well.


12:30 PM

Closing Remarks