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DASNY Recognized at Women Builder Council's 
10th Annual Champion Awards Dinner
Seated, L-R:
Liliane Gurguis, Annette Duran, Elaine Grant

Standing, L-R: Delroy Archibald, Charles Croskey,
Michael Clay, Carra Wallace, Marilyn Fountain,
John Pasicznyk and Olivia Peck.

On April 30, the Women Builders Council, Inc. (WBC) commemorated its 10th Anniversary by holding the 2014 Champion Awards Dinner at Gotham Hall in New York City. This important event recognized the growing role of women's leadership in the construction industry. DASNY was well represented among its honorees. The WBC honored Carra Wallace, previously the Managing Director of DASNY's Office of Executive Initiatives (OEI) and now the Chief Diversity Officer for New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, for her dedication to diversity and inclusion. Other OEI staff, including, Olivia Peck, Arleen WilliamsMarilyn Fountain and Mitzi Stewart were recognized for their efforts in regard to MWBE outreach and compliance. 
Marshall C. England
Emergency Department

opens its doors
Harlem Ribbon                                                Cutting
On Friday, March 21, 2014, Harlem Hospital celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Marshall C. England Emergency Department. The event marked the completion of Harlem Hospital Center's five-year, $264 million modernization project. The result is an expanded adult and pediatric Emergency Departments & Level 1 Trauma Center. A special thanks to the DASNY team for their efforts in seeing this project through to completion: Peter Jackson, Senior Project Manager, Ron Gecsedi, Chief Project Manager, Betsy Rios, Senior Assistant Project Manager, Christopher Headley, Field Representative and Colleen Parkinson, Project Accountant. DASNY was pleased to be a part of the project and we join the hospital in commemorating this important milestone.
2014 Excelsior Awards 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) of New York State hosted the Excelsior Awards Program for Public Architecture on April 28 in Albany. This new program celebrates design and professional excellence in publicly-funded architecture in New York State. DASNY is pleased to have join with the other state entities and AIA New York State in developing the Excelsior Awards Program.Paul Koopman and Sandy Daigler attended on behalf of DASNY. The award categories were New Construction, Historic Preservation and Renovations/Additions. The winners are listed below by category along with their award winning project.

New Construction
Kevin Hom Architect, P.C.
Arbor Hill Albany Public Library

SWBR Architects
DePaul Halstead Square

Sage  and Coombe Architects, LLP,
FDNY Marine Company 9

Edelman Sultan Knox Wood
New Settlement Community Campus

Architerra, Inc.
SUNY - Empire State College (ESF) of Environmental Science & Forestry

Historic Preservation
Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, P.C.
East 180 Street Subway Station

Page Ayres Cowley Architects LLC
The Corbin Building

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
TWA Flight Center


Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects P.C.
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Dattner Architects
Myrtle-Wyckoff Station Complex

San Fanandre Justin Architects, PC
SUNY College at Purchase Academic Mall

Professional Awards

Henry Hobson Richardson Award
Jonathan Kirschenfield, AIA

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Award
Robert G. Shibley, FAIA

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award
I. Donald Weston, FAIA

President's Message
Dewey Signing Legislation
On April 5, 1944, Governor Thomas E. Dewey signed the law which created DASNY (the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York) for the purpose of financing and constructing dormitories at 11 State Teachers' Colleges across New York State. DASNY’s mission has expanded since its first bond issuance in 1949 in the amount of $10.3 million. Today, DASNY is involved in the financing or construction of critical social infrastructure across New York State, including hospitals, facilities for public and private colleges and universities, libraries, court houses and specialized laboratories.

DASNY celebrated 70 years on April 5, 2014, To commemorate the occasion, we created this video highlighting our presidents, current board members, program developments, projects and major milestones reached. We are proud of our achievements and advancements...look how far we have come over the years.
Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature Pass the Fourth Consecutive On-Time budget
After extensive negotiations, Governor Andrew C. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature reached agreement; and, on March 31 the Legislature passed an on-time budget for the fourth consecutive year. The New York State Executive Budget includes Article VII language that provides DASNY with new and extended authorizations.  Read More
SUNY Geneseo's Monroe Hall Earns LEED Gold
Monroe Hall
For the first time in more than five decades since we first built this residence hall, DASNY partnered with SUNY Geneseo again to modernize the 52,000-square-foot Monroe Hall. The project consisted of a complete overhaul, including renovations of bedrooms, common rooms and bathrooms, plus we added conference, seminar, media and computer rooms. Read More
Bronx Psychiatric Center, Women's History Month
 NAWIC Group Photo 2014
March was Women’s History month, an opportune moment to examine what DASNY is doing to enhance opportunities for women. The Bronx Mental Health Redevelopment Project (BMHR) is an excellent example that highlights how the inclusion of women benefits all aspects of a construction project.          Read More
Dragon Hall Earns LEED Platinum
Dragon Hall sept 2013
In the Winter 2014 issue of Access DASNY, we featured SUNY Cortland’s Dragon Hall and we are proud to report that the project just received LEED Platinum Certification! This is SUNY’s first LEED Platinum certified residence hall. Some notable features include: improved thermal envelope (wall and roof insulation), reduced heat gain from solar shades, reduced interior and exterior lighting power, advanced controls for HVAC and lighting, high-efficiency chiller and condensing boilers, reduced hot water demand from low-flow faucets and showers and a 27 kw solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system. Congratulations to the entire project team on a job well done.
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DASNY delivers
DASNY recently provided technical assistance, oversight and funds distribution for the Van Keuren Square construction project funded by the Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP). The project combines housing with supportive services such as case management, medical care, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, benefits counseling, job training and employment opportunities. This is just one example of the diversity in today’s DASNY construction work.The $8.35 million project provided 50-bed, apartment-style housing units (44 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom) for veterans who are participants of the Syracuse VA Medical Center Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program.
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DASNY issues PIT deal on behalf of New York State
nys_sealAt the beginning of the year, DASNY in conjunction with the New York State Division of Budget (DOB) released a Request for Information (RFI) to our panel of Senior Managers to refund approximately $700 million of Personal Income Tax (PIT) Revenue Bonds. The RFI sought to identify the best way to refund the State-supported debt, to maximize savings for the State. The RFI laid out a very aggressive financing schedule to select a Senior Managing Underwriter, and structure the transaction so that the bonds would be sold and closed by March 21, 2014. After reviewing all the responses, Citigroup was selected as the Senior Managing Underwriter. Morgan Stanley and Rice Financial were identified as the co-senior managers. Read More
DASNY's latest deal
Tax-Exempt Equipment Program
Hospital fro Special Surgery
Our latest TELP deal is with the Hospital For Special Surgery and involves the implementation of the Epic Electronic Health Record and Revenue Cycle System. DASNY staff is helping to strategically bring this project to completion for the Hospital. The project incorporates almost every department in the Hospital and will change the way in which the organization delivers patient care. Read More
The LEED rating system strives to continuously improve green building; accordingly, the system is updated every few years. Version 4 recently launched and to prepare DASNY for using this tool, 80 staff from our Construction Division attended “In the Trenches” training.

How will the changes affect us?
We’ll need education on some new technologies, systems thinking and integrative design processes. We’ll need to adjust some design guidelines, contracts, and RFPs for consultants.

How will the changes affect our customers?
Our customers should continue to expect excellent value from DASNY work, and will additionally benefit from a LEED system that helps them achieve their ongoing operational performance goals.
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