Meet New York City’s New Alternative Delivery Chief

New York City’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has appointed its first Associate Commissioner of Alternative Delivery to continue its advance toward delivering more time and cost-efficient projects.

Alison Landry is a licensed architect, DBIA member, expert in capital project delivery and experienced in collaborative delivery. Ms. Landry helped lead DDC efforts to establish a design-build pilot program that now encompasses seven public buildings and three infrastructure projects, with an additional eight projects in the pipeline. Overall, by the end of 2021, City agencies had 44 design-build projects in the works valued at nearly $8 billion.

“This new senior management position represents DDC’s commitment to quality-based contracting that provides taxpayers the best value for their money, not just the lowest bid. This is the future of City construction, and it’s a critical part of our Blueprint for improvement.  Alison Landry’s enthusiasm and experience managing major City projects outside the lowest bidder environment make her ideally suited to lead our teams. Her work leading our design-build pilot program and overseeing important health-related construction using alternative delivery tools during the pandemic has been extraordinary.” …New York City DDC Commissioner Thomas Foley

“It is an honor to lead DDC’s alternative delivery team, collaborating with our agency’s talented staff, our sponsor agencies, and world-class design and construction partners to adapt our approach to quality-based procurement and integrated project delivery,” said. The projects in our current design-build pilot program range from community-facing facilities, like recreation centers and public space improvements, to the vital infrastructure that keeps our City running, like maintenance and operations facilities and green infrastructure. As we advance design and move into construction in the coming months, these projects will serve our City with a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future and provide a wide array of case studies that allow us to continually assess and refine our work as we initiate additional projects and expand our program.” …Associate Commissioner Alison Landry

DBIA offers our congratulations to Alison Landry!