NYIT has formed a steering committee to help solicit ideas and input about plans to construct residence halls in Old Westbury.
"Building residence halls on the Old Westbury campus is a project that we've wanted to undertake for many years," said NYIT President Edward Guiliano. "With our land use and financial plans approved by the NYIT Board of Trustees, we are now taking the next steps in having the project come to fruition."
Vice President for Financial Affairs Len Aubrey and Vice President for Information Technology and Infrastructure Niyazi Bodur are co-chairs of the new residence hall project steering committee that will seek comments from students, faculty, staff, and other groups. NYIT has engaged the architectural, engineering, and design firm of Fletcher Thompson to work on the development of the plans. In addition, over the next month, surveyors will be onsite to further develop land use and environmental surveys. Low-flying helicopters and planes will assist.
NYIT will also work closely with the villages of Old Westbury and Brookville to secure necessary approvals and ensure that NYIT remains a good neighbor. University representatives said planning and construction of the residence halls will take several years to complete.