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Durst Conference 2016: New Typologies of Real Estate Development

Fri, Jun 17, 2016    9:30am

In New York City, the mix of entrepreneurs and creative visionaries, newly arrived global residents and deeply embedded local communities has continuously spurred new ideas for shaping the built environment. As new social dynamics for work life and leisure emerge, new physical environments are required to support changing formats and needs.

At the 2016 Durst Conference, panelists will discuss and debate real estate development projects that are currently demonstrating promising and varied programmatic functions, design formats, and even processes by which they are delivered:
- Office space shared by small-scale, entrepreneurial, and temporary tenants
- Residential formats providing smaller units and common spaces for previously private activities
- Buildings fabricated as modules or with core components that allow for later additions
- Project funding extended to a multitude of small equity contributors

Conference Schedule

Welcome and Introduction

Patrice Derrington, Director of M.S. Real Estate Development Program, Columbia GSAPP

New Workplaces / New Workers

Scott Francisco, Pilot Projects Design Collective
Greg Lindsay, New Cities Foundation and Fast Company
Nikil Saval, n+1
Moderated by James Sanders, James Sanders + Associates

New Dialing for Dollars

Jack H. Boyajian, Endvest
Charles Duddy, Realty Mogul
Brian Newman, Prodigy Network
Darren Powderly, CrowdStreet
Moderated by Jesse M. Keenan, CURE., Columbia GSAPP

Lunch (provided)

New Building Blocks

Kate Ascher, Columbia GSAPP
Robert Sanna, Forest City Ratner
Moderated by Dermot Johnson, Anbau

New Hearths for the Home

Brad Hargreaves, Common
Moderated by Patrice Derrington, Columbia GSAPP

Visit here for more information about the Durst Gift to Columbia GSAPP and The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.

Registration is required. Please sign up here.
General Public: $20
Columbia Alumni: $10
Columbia Students & Faculty: Free

For those unable to attend in person, the Durst Conference will be webcast live here.

Durst Conference 2016: New Typologies of Real Estate Development