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Wayne Benjamin

Manhattan CB12

Wayne Benjamin is a licensed architect with over 35 years of diverse experience in architecture, planning, construction management, and community development.  His professional interests include community revitalization, urban design, real estate development, city planning, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use. 

Mr. Benjamin joined the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (“DASNY”) in 2104 as the Assistant Director of its Opportunity Programs Group (“OPG”), responsible for supervising downstate operations to ensure pre- and post-award compliance of minority-owned, woman-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned business participation in DASNY construction contracting, professional service, and construction-related projects.  He currently also serves as Chief of DASNY’s statewide Job Order Contracting (“JOC”) program, a type of procurement designed to provide faster contracting time to speed project delivery. 

He served as Harlem Community Development Corporation (“Harlem CDC”)’s Director of Residential and Commercial Development for the nearly 20 years. Under his leadership Harlem CDC’s Residential and Commercial Development Departments were instrumental in advancing vital affordable housing, home buyer education, small business development, arts and cultural and other community and economic revitalization initiatives in Upper Manhattan.  

 Prior to his tenure at Harlem CDC, he worked for public and private entities including the NYC Department of General Services, Tishman Realty and Construction, the Health and Hospitals Corporation, and Merrill Lynch and Company.  

Mr. Benjamin is a member of the American Institute of Architects; the National Organization of Minority Architects / New York Coalition of Black Architects; Manhattan Community Board 12 (chairing its Land Use Committee since 2003); the Morris-Jumel Mansion Board of Trustees; the New York Chapter of 100 Black Men; and the Historic Districts Council Board of Advisors. 

Mr. Benjamin holds a Master of Science in Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology, and a Diploma in Real Estate with a concentration in Financial Analysis from New York University.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 13

11:30am PDT