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"New York Real Estate Journal" featured Pace University in "GNYCUC holds 2019 Chairman’s Reception at The Underground"


"New York Real Estate Journal" featured Pace University in "GNYCUC holds 2019 Chairman’s Reception at The Underground"

New York, NY The Greater New York Construction User Council (GNYCUC) held its 2019 Chairman’s Reception at The Underground. The development, construction and design communities gathered to recognize construction and development projects, as well as the individuals that facilitate such projects. 

The program was led by GNYCUC chairman John Pierce of the Rockefeller Group. More than 200 owners and developers attended the event, along with leading architects, engineers and construction professionals.

Many of the city’s leading real estate, design and construction firms were recognized for their contributions for the real estate projects of the past year, including Kohn Pedersen Fox, Thornton Tomasseti, Sciame, Vornado Realty Trust, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Diller Scofidio + RenfroMCR Development, Related Companies, Turner Construction, AECOM Tishman, Lendlease, The Durst Organization, Jaros Baum & Bolles, JRM Construction Management, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Gensler and SLCE Architects. 

Honored projects included:

• Cultural: The Shed NYC

• Infrastructure: Hudson Yards Platform

• Interior: Convene at 101 Greenwich St.

• Repositioning: 1155 Avenue of the America (The Durst Org.)

• Residential: 220 Central Park South (Vornado Realty Trust)

• Higher-Education: 1 Place Plaza & 41 Park Row (Pace University)

• Public Space: The Vessel at Hudson Yards (Related Cos.)

• Commercial: TWA Hotel (MCR Development)

• Hospitality: L’Avenue at SAKS 

• Healthcare: Mount Sinai Queens Stroke Center

2019 Individuals of the Year were:

• Individual of the Year for Leadership in Construction: Howard Rowland, president, E.W. Howell.

• Individual of the Year for Leadership in Design: Jill Lerner, principal, KPK.

As president of E.W. Howell, Rowland directs one of the region’s leading education, retail, cultural, government and healthcare builders. Howard joined E.W. Howell in 1982 and has been president of the firm since 1997. Under his direction, the firm has become a leader in the public and private sector in the New York Metropolitan area.

With more than 35 years of design and management experience, Lerner is currently a principal at KPF has led the design of numerous award-winning academic and institutional research facilities projects throughout the U.S. She was President of the AIA NY chapter in 2013, is currently a Board Member of the Urban Green and is on the external advisory board of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. She was the only architect on the Cornell University Board of Trustees, is past Chair of the University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning Alumni Advisory Council and is an active member of the president’s Council of Cornell Women.

“The Chairman’s Reception provides a high-visibility platform to recognize some of the truly outstanding projects and people that make the NYC area so vibrant for building,” said Pierce. “GNYCUC’s goal is to ensure that private and public owners, developers, builders and designers continue to drive bold and innovative construction projects that redefine the built environment of this city.”

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Pace University Unveils Major Renovation of Signature Structures in Transformed Downtown Manhattan Campus


Pace University Unveils Major Renovation of Signature Structures in Transformed Downtown Manhattan Campus

University leaders, elected officials and community leaders will gather for ribbon cutting ceremony on January 28th

NEW YORK (Jan. 25) – Pace University will unveil the extensive revitalization of its signature downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row, the original home of The New York Times, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 28.

The campus buildings, across the street from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades as part of Pace’s New York City Master Plan, creating more effective spaces for the university community.

Journalists are invited to the ribbon-cutting, which will be held on Mon., Jan. 28, 9:30a.m.–11a.m. at One Pace Plaza, the first day of Pace’s spring semester.


  • Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Jessica Lappin, President, Alliance for Downtown NY
  • Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress
  • Jessica Walker, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Anthony Notaro, Chair, Community Board 1
  • Pace University Students, Faculty and Project Managers


Pace University Ribbon Cutting for the Revitalized One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row


Monday January 28, 2019

9:30AM – 11AM


Pace University, One Pace Plaza,

New York, NY 10038


Barin Masoud,, 646-627-3505 or Cara Cea,, 914- 906-9680

The downtown campus work began in the summer of 2017 and focuses on the lower floors of One Pace Plaza, built in 1969, and 41 Park Row, originally constructed in 1857. The revitalized structures include classrooms, lecture halls, event spaces, a new student union and administrative offices for the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and the Lubin School of Business.

The 41 Park Row building has been designated an historic landmark. Many of the original features have been maintained but has been updated for current use. Its rich history dates back to 1857 when The New York Times built its headquarters at the site. The 5-story building was the first to be designed specifically for the needs of a newspaper. By the time it was expanded to a 13-story tower, in 1888, the street had become known as Newspaper Row, and was home to the city’s largest papers—the Times, the New York Daily Tribune, the New York Herald, and the New York World. In 1899, the building was expanded again to its current form as a 16-story structure; in 1905, the Times moved uptown; and, finally, in 1951, Pace purchased the structure. The building is the oldest surviving space from Newspaper Row.

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About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.