With a $10 billion project portfolio, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is the largest municipal public works agency in the United States. DDC’s newly unveiled program for Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 reaffirms and extends the Agency’s commitment to deliver enduring, responsive, and innovative public buildings and infrastructure of the highest quality in the context of a thoughtful process. Transformative public works projects in our growing city start with a focus on the perspectives of equity, sustainability, resilience, and design for healthy living.
Partnerships with creative design and construction professionals enable DDC to strengthen thriving neighborhoods, bolster economic growth, and create jobs. Together we can build public structures that are welcoming to all and public spaces that link people to their communities and to each other.
Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Margaret Castillo, FAIA, Chief Architect, NYC Department of Design and Construction