We deliver projects that matter.

We have been working with our clients for over 20 years, delivering hundreds of projects – big and small. From sprint planning studies to long-term institutional portfolio management, all of these experiences shape our collective knowledge as a team.

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The Cooper Union Portfolio
The Cooper Union
New York, NY
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Germantown Campus Repositioning
Congregation of the Mission’s Eastern Province
Germantown, PA
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25 Broadway & 1 State Street Office Properties
Confidential Family Office
New York, NY
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Bard College Performing Arts Lab
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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Fessenden School Dining Commons
The Fessenden School
Newton, MA
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Bard College Annandale Student Residences
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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The Jewish Museum Renovation
The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
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Action Inc. Headquarters
Action Inc.
Gloucester, MA
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Sands College of Performing Arts
Pace University
New York, NY
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JNF-USA Educational Campus
JNF-USA
Be’er Sheva, Israel
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Brillante Academy
Seton Education Partners
Mission, TX
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Lake Placid Center of the Arts
Lake Placid Center of the Arts
Lake Placid, NY
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Targeted Assignments

CalArts Space Planning
The California Institute of the Arts
Santa Clarita, CA
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Biopharma Portfolio
Clario
Budapest, Bengaluru & San Jose
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Ansche Chesed Synagogue
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
New York, NY
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Amogy Expansion Portfolio
Amogy
Brooklyn, NY; Houston, TX
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West Village Training Center
Confidential
New York, NY
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CIEE’s Latin American Life Science Campus
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Monteverde, Costa Rica; Merida, Mexico
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Robin Hood Foundation Portfolio
The Robin Hood Foundation
New York
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Congregation of the Mission Portfolio
Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul
Montebello, CA; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Princeton, NJ; Germantown, PA; Santa Barbara, CA; Santorini, Greece and more.
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Wajamama Birth Village
Wajamama
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Arts & Cultural

Arts and Culture projects hold an important place within our cities and for the communities they serve. We relish supporting our clients’ visions with the realistic planning necessary for stakeholder engagement, project funding, construction execution and long-term operational sustainability.

We think about:

  • Managing complex projects with significant design and technical input
  • Controlling costs and planning for program or design evolution
  • Overseeing a diverse capital stack, including the requirements of diverse public funding sources
  • Building a consensus between board members and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinating between project fundraising and the project’s cash flow
  • Promoting the facility’s role as a public and community asset, including accessibility

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The Jewish Museum Renovation
The Jewish Museum
New York, NY
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St. Ann’s Warehouse
St. Ann's Warehouse
Brooklyn, NY
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Foundation, Social Service & Religious

Working with Foundation, Social Service & Religious organizations gives us the opportunity to make a meaningful impact with finite resources. From new to established organizations, we support leadership by stewarding projects through planning and implementation. We bring expertise that allows us to anticipate and mitigate challenges, so teams can continue to advance their mission without interruption.

We think about:

  • Facilitating decision making between board members and other key stakeholders and managing ongoing reporting requirements
  • Fundraising and funding options
  • Aligning cash-flow and schedule
  • Repositioning existing assets to better support client missions
  • Managing the specific requirements involved with receiving public funding

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Robin Hood Foundation Portfolio
The Robin Hood Foundation
New York
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Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
New York, NY
Soup Kitchen & Community Center
St. John's Bread and Life
New York, NY
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Health, Technology & Science

Technology, Health, and Science are constantly evolving industries, full of forward-thinking individuals with transformative ideas. We help our clients understand how their short- and long-term goals align with their ideas for capital planning and support them in realizing their visions, whatever they may be.

We think about:

  • Real estate solutions for start-ups from proof of concept to profitability
  • Utilizing Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Addressing significant technical requirements, including equipment and operational considerations to support proprietary and sophisticated systems
  • Developing budget scenarios to accommodate multiple ROI criteria
  • Coordinating large consultant teams, with multiple technical experts

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Amogy Expansion Portfolio
Amogy
Brooklyn, NY; Houston, TX
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Newlab Michigan Central
Newlab
Detroit, Michigan
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Biopharma Portfolio
Clario
Budapest, Bengaluru & San Jose
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Higher Education

Academic institutions are under constant pressure to provide best-in-class facilities. We support institutions with their ongoing facilities needs, from academic to residential, large and small. We complete holistic capital improvements, collaborate on planning exercises, benchmark against institutional best practices, inform decisions on facilities, operations, real estate and capital plans.

We think about:

  • Optimizing spaces for highest and best use through space utilization studies
  • Innovative programming options and master planning for sustainable growth
  • Changing approaches to teaching, technology and staff office needs
  • Opportunities to facilitate Private Public Partnerships (PPP)
  • Targeted cost strategies that address challenges of academic, STEM, athletic facilities, and others
  • Strategies for effective stakeholder communication, including school leadership, faculty and students
  • The best path forward for capital improvements, whether renovation or new construction

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Pace University 15 Beekman
Pace University
New York, NY
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CalArts Space Planning
The California Institute of the Arts
Santa Clarita, CA
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Bard College Performing Arts Lab
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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Hospitality

Hospitality projects widely vary in scale and complexity, requiring a tailored approach to management and advisory. Whether we are restoring a landmark historic hotel or fitting out a new restaurant, we focus our attention on ensuring timely completion and budget adherence.

We think about:

  • Strategies for brand alignment through design & construction
  • Time sensitive and cost-effective ways to work within historic and existing structures
  • Multi stakeholders’ coordination through commissioning, soft opening, and operation
  • Diligent and disciplined management per investment criteria
  • Procuring long lead and specialty furniture and equipment

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Hotel Chelsea
King and Grove
New York, NY
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Marta Restaurant
Marta Restaurant
Union Square Hospitality Group
New York, NY
Martha Washington Hotel
Martha Washington Hotel
King and Grove
New York, NY

K-12 Schools

Supporting K-12 schools is a cornerstone of our practice. We’ve seen it all from tactical summer projects to major new school construction projects. Our collaborative approach and commitment to protecting valuable resources results in durable and enduring investments for schools of all sizes and types.

We think about:

  • Planning around the rigidity of school schedules, project phasing strategies and minimizing interruptions
  • Analyzing conventional and unconventional funding sources to optimize per-pupil funding
  • Building thoughtful budgets that strategically allocate funds where they’re most needed
  • Customizing real estate deal structures to best suit the needs of the school
  • Designing for durability, with consideration for ongoing operations and maintenance

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Uncommon Schools Portfolio
Uncommon Schools
Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Newark, NJ; Camden, NJ; Rochester, NY
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Flatbush Ascend Middle School Ready for Students
January 9, 2024
We’re thrilled that Ascend Learning’s Flatbush Ascend Middle School is complete and ready for students this Summer! Read more
Fessenden School Dining Commons
The Fessenden School
Newton, MA
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Office

The global perspective on office spaces is constantly shifting. We collaborate with landlords and tenants alike to ensure facilities align with their evolving needs. Often, this starts by developing an understanding of the program and space requirements before we engage in discussions about what comes next, whether it involves renovation, consolidation or expansion, and how we can make that happen.

We think about:

  • Space searches and test-fits, lease negotiations and tenant improvements (TI) development
  • Delivery of turn-key office space
  • Planning to integrate with base building systems and compliance with lease requirements
  • Development solutions that work for both landlord and tenant
  • Achieving minimal disruption to operations utilizing phased work-plans and temporary spaces
  • Procuring furniture and equipment

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69 A Street, Boston
Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Boston, MA
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Office Consolidation
Office Consolidation
Booking Holdings
New York, NY
25 Broadway & 1 State Street Office Properties
Confidential Family Office
New York, NY
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Public & Government

Public projects require working within established delivery criteria, procurement processes and reporting requirements. We oversee a diverse range of public projects spanning infrastructure, transportation, institutions, and education at both state and local levels.

We think about:

  • Managing large-scale scopes
  • Disciplined cost control, working to prescribed and structured funding
  • Exceeding procurement requirements, including M/WBE, HUB, local workforce policies, SDVOB, SBE, prevailing wages, etc.
  • Working with local, state/multi-state, and federal agencies and military
  • Managing large and complex stakeholder groups
  • Local government structures and departmental collaboration

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Transportation Project
Transportation Project
Public Agency
New York, NY
Community Center
Dutchess County
Dutchess County, NY
Asset Repositioning
Asset Repositioning
Public University
New York, NY

Residential

The Residential sector accounts for a broad range of project types, from speculative new development, conversion of existing buildings and maintaining and upgrading residences. From housing cooperatives to individual owners, we manage projects that enhance asset value and residents quality of life as well as protect the interests of investors.

We think about:

  • Site due diligence, feasibility and zoning analysis
  • Ongoing deferred maintenance strategies and budgets
  • Multi-family development
  • Achieving minimal disruption for residents, ensuring work is completed in timely fashion
  • Facilitating decision making between board members and other key stakeholders
  • Relevant regulations compliance encompassing Local Law updates and violations resolutions. Including Local Law 11/FISP, Local Law 126 and Local Law 87/97 in New York City

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Dorie Miller Housing Company, Inc.
Queens, NY
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Hillman Housing Cooperative
Hillman Housing Coop.
New York, NY
485 Central Park West
485 Central Park West Housing Coop.
New York, NY

Retail

Retail projects move quickly and success demands meticulous planning paired with rigorous execution. We work with brands on their brick and mortar destinations to develop strategies for expedited delivery, standardization guidelines across geographies and concepts, and disciplined cost control.

We think about:

  • Short construction schedules.
  • Long lead and specialty items.
  • Procuring furniture and equipment.
  • Standardization to strengthen brand identity and construction efficiency.

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Converse Store
Converse Store
Converse
New York, NY
West Village Training Center
Confidential
New York, NY
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Surety

We collaborate with sureties globally, getting projects back on track by solving construction performance problems. Protecting sureties with our decades of experience, we provide thorough pre- and post-claim analysis and use our technical project management skills to provide boots-on-the-ground project oversight.

We think about:

  • Mitigating surety exposures
  • Default avoidance
  • Analyzing risk and completion scenarios
  • Facilitating fair claim resolution
  • Overseeing time-efficient completion

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Surety Project (Okinawa)
Surety Project (Okinawa)
Confidential
Okinawa, Japan
Surety Project (Texas)
Surety Project (Texas)
Confidential
Texas, USA
Surety Project (Louisiana)
Surety Project (Louisiana)
Confidential
Louisiana, USA

Clients

We’re honored to have built strong relationships with leading organizations, contributing to their important work and positioning them for success. Explore a selection of our clients below.

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Emily Puhnaty, Director of Business Development & Communications
212-533-1600
ep@dbiprojects.com