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News - 10.19.16

Design Excellence and NYC

Through a new contract, Dattner Architects will be working with the New York City Department of Design and Construction to bring design excellence to public projects in the five boroughs.  “For over a decade, the DDC’s Design and Construction Excellence Program has been one of the City’s best tools to deliver quality public projects. This new round of DCE 2.0 firms builds on that legacy and reflects the diversity, creativity, and expertise that we need to help build our City and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout our five boroughs,” Justin Garrett Moore, Public Design Commission executive director.

We are one of the three firms now pre-qualified to design large projects for the City.  These projects will be guided by the Guiding Principles published by the NYC DDC last year. These principles were developed to ensure that “equity, sustainability, resiliency, and healthy living are integral to the design and construction process.” These tenets are central to our design ethos and we are eager to collaborate with the DDC to design civic structures worthy of our fair city.

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