Journey to Success with DASNY
Forging diverse partnerships, as DASNY knows, is a crucial element to remaining one of the nation’s largest issuers of low-cost, tax-exempt bonds and one of its biggest public builders.
Such is the case with long-time DASNY partner Goshow Architects. It is a relationship that began at one of the premier networking events in the state – the annual MWBE forum.
Goshow Architects was an emerging firm when it first crossed paths with DASNY, getting its start on small group homes for developmentally disabled residents being transferred out of large institutions.
As the company grew in its renovation experience, it focused on code compliance and building expertise in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It’s that expertise that won Goshow several individual renovation project contracts with DASNY. Ultimately, Goshow won the DASNY Term Contract for larger renovation projects on a wide variety of DASNY projects.
Behind this good fortune lies fortitude. Firms aren’t going to win every contract. They must remain resilient. This dedication defines how DASNY and Goshow have been able to work with each other for more than two decades as the firm made its journey into the public sector.
Through this partnership Goshow has developed a best business practice with an easy to remember acronym: ACT.
A- ATTITUDE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
C - COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
T - TEAMWORK.
In 2011, Goshow was offered a DASNY project for a new $60 million residence hall at Stony Brook University. The 600-bed, suite-style residence hall has a focus on natural daylight, excellent indoor air quality, and the meticulous selection of sustainable building materials. The facility was awarded LEED Gold Status by the US Green Business Council.
Most recently, Goshow won another AE Term Contract with DASNY. Under this contract, Goshow recently helped design an enclosure for an outdoor courtyard at Queensborough Community College to provide a much-needed larger dining and gathering space for the college community, creating an additional venue for college functions.
DASNY Contact: Paul Koopman, Managing Sr. Director of Construction, 518-257-3343, or [email protected]
Goshow Architects: Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, [email protected]