The Plaza was built by Lewis Swyer and is still owned by L A Swyer Co, developer and construction contractor.
Googled a little bit lol...
"He sat on the boards of several colleges and organizations, including the State University of New York at Albany, Skidmore College and the Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation." http://www.nytimes.c...r-chairman.html
Info on his son who may run the company still?
He received award from UA in 2008 gives a ton of info on his connection with the school....
Edward P. Swyer
Edward P. Swyer, a well-known businessman and entrepreneur, is the president and CEO of The Swyer Companies, a real estate company that owns and manages commercial developments throughout the Capital Region. One of its most notable projects is Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland. Swyer is also the vice president of the L.A. Swyer Company, general contractors and construction managers, a company started by his father, Lewis A. Swyer, in the late 1940s. Swyer is currently a director of The University at Albany Foundation. He served as vice chairman of the Board of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He is the recipient of the Community Laureate Award.
Working with The Nature Conservancy, Swyer, representing his family, established the Lewis A. Swyer Mill Creek preserve along the Hudson River in Columbia County. It is equipped with a boardwalk for visitors and has grown from 95 acres to 787 acres of protected land.
Through the Lewis A. Swyer Foundation, named after his late father, Edward Swyer has supported wide-ranging private initiatives at UAlbany and area colleges. They include major gifts for the Second Chance Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships, the Campaign for the Libraries, and the University Art Museum. In 1996, the University's Alumni Association named him Citizen of the Year.
Edited by MRSGDG, 05 October 2017 - 08:50 PM.