As they head into a new academic year, decision makers from New York’s leading academic institutions will convene to discuss their future capital plans and strategies for meeting changing student demographics, faculty expectations and research needs at a special forum, Schools, Colleges & Universities: A Construction Report Card, on Thursday, September 11 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street.
Hosted by JLL and Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, in association with The New York Building Congress, Real Estate Weekly and the Society for College & University Planning, the forum will bring together experts from New York’s foremost universities and the largest school construction authority in the country to consider best practices for building world-class academic facilities in a vigorous environment. A Construction Report Card will allow attendees to better identify new business opportunities as well as become more aware of the important trends affecting educational facility construction.
“As evidenced by the current volume of projects underway right here in New York, construction in higher education is occurring at an intense pace,” said Michael Zetlin, Senior Partner and Co-founder, Zetlin & De Chiara, who will moderate the session. “Many institutions have decided that New York is a great place to be. Meanwhile, the SCA has substantial budget in its capital planning to support its significant building projects.”
“Universities are meant to be a place for sharing ideas collaboratively. Optimal return on investment is found in a versatile building or campus that will be a sustaining place for teaching, learning and social interactions, now and in the future,” said Jack Tenanty, Managing Director, JLL. “Flexibility is an essential component for constructing educational facilities.”
The session will include presentations from several educational leaders: Joseph Ienuso, Executive Vice President of Facilities at Columbia University; Lia Gartner, Vice President of Design at The New School; Lorraine Grillo, President of New York City School Construction Authority; Judy Bergtraum, Interim Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Planning, Construction and Management of City University of New York; and Lynne Brown, Senior Vice President for University Relations and Public Affairs of New York University. This will be followed by a panel discussion of these education professionals and several construction industry experts: Jack Tenanty, Managing Director of JLL, Thomas Hoban, Senior Vice President of Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company; Brad Perkins, CEO of Perkins Eastman.
Registration is complimentary; space is very limited. For additional information regarding this event or to register, please visit: http://zdlaw.com/educationalfacilities/