Fanny Gong participates in panel discussion on higher education construction

February 21, 2018

Fanny Gong, associate vice president of design management for the Manhattanville Development Group, participated on a panel at a higher education construction event in late January hosted by Professional Women in Construction (PWC). 

At the event, Gong presented on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus and emphasized the importance of integrating the community into the project.  Gong explained that this is an ongoing process, ranging from designing all buildings at the new campus to be accessible and open to the public on the ground floor with retail and community service spaces, to noise mitigation during construction. 

Diana Allegretti from Cornell Tech and John Fogarty from Stony Brook University joined Gong on the panel and presented updates on their campuses.  Gerrard Bushell, president & CEO of Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), provided the event’s keynote presentation about inclusion in the construction industry.

PWC is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to promote, support and advance women in the construction and related industries.