USGA Announces Second Home in Pinehurst, NC

USGA Announces Second Home in Pinehurst, NC

We’re pleased to share that our longtime client, the United States Golf Association (USGA), has announced plans for a second home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  The project will establish a combined visitor center and museum, offices for USGA staff, and a technologically advanced test center – the only one of its kind in America – to test golf balls and golf clubs.  The USGA’s primary headquarters, the USGA Golf Museum and Library and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History will continue to operate in New Jersey.

Zubatkin has been working with the USGA since 2002 and has been involved in supporting the organization’s site selection efforts and due diligence evaluations for the Pinehurst location.  Learn more about the project in Golf Digest Magazine, The Pilot, and the News Observer.

For more information about Zubatkin’s work with USGA, please visit our USGA Administrative Headquarters and USGA Museum project pages.

Planet Word Scheduled to Open 10/22 in Washington, DC

Planet Word Scheduled to Open 10/22 in Washington, DC

We are thrilled to share that Planet Word in Washington, DC will officially open its doors to the public on a limited basis on October 22nd!  The Museum features “playful, interactive, and unique experiences that will help visitors of all ages discover the fun of words and language and build literacy skills.” Zubatkin was responsible for managing the exhibit development and installation work for the project. Read the full announcement on Planet Word’s website. Congratulations on this important milestone!

Siwanoy Country Club Renovation Nears Completion

Siwanoy Country Club Renovation Nears Completion

We are very excited to share that the Siwanoy Country Club renovation project is approaching completion!  The Club held a soft opening in the final weekend of August, and the initial feedback from members has been overwhelmingly positive.  The team expects to have the full Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) in-hand later this month.  Congratulations to the whole project team on this milestone!

Superblue Launches New, Innovative Arts Experience

Superblue Launches New, Innovative Arts Experience

We’re delighted to share the public launch of Superblue, a new, innovative arts venture that aims to bring experiential and immersive art exhibits to diverse audiences.  Through individual Experiential Art Centers (or EACs for short), exhibits will include deep dives into the works of notable artists like JR, a French photographer who focuses on social justice issues; James Turrell, a light and space artist; and teamlab, a Japanese Art Collective.

Zubatkin is collaborating with Superblue on its first location in Miami, where a formerly abandoned industrial building across from the Rubell Museum is being transformed to present the work of multiple artists.  The team has been responsible for overseeing the design and construction of the Miami EAC, as well as managing the development of the exhibits.  Superblue is expecting to open other such centers in the future in the United States, Europe and Asia.  For more on this New York Times story, click here.

Congratulations to Superblue on this new venture!

Museums Reopen in the Berkshires

Museums Reopen in the Berkshires

It’s inspiring to see some good news in the cultural sector, as museums in the Berkshires have reopened to the public after a period of lockdown.  We’re especially excited to see our client, the Clark Art Institute, featured in the New York Times.  The art critic shares that “it’s the historical collection of the Clark, which generously kept its grounds open to the Williamstown public throughout the lockdown, that feels most meaningful to return to.”  Read more at the following link.

We look forward to seeing more institutions join the Clark in opening their doors to the public in a safe way!

Camp Mahackeno Completed for Summer Opening

Camp Mahackeno Completed for Summer Opening

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Camp Mahackeno at the Westport Weston Family YMCA to campers for the summer season. The camp features the full renovation of the Beck Lodge, a new Pool Lodge, L-shape pool for instructional and recreational swimming and splash pad.  Other activity areas include a new amphitheater, giant slides, bouldering wall, program pavilions, expanded playground, archery range and multi-purpose field.  A new trail system provides camper and member access to the beautiful environment and improved waterfront access and boardwalk.  Congratulations to the whole project team on this exciting accomplishment!

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Honored with AIA New York Design Merit Award

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club Honored with AIA New York Design Merit Award

On Tuesday, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club was honored by receiving a Merit Award for the design of its new facility at the virtual AIA Honors & Awards Luncheon. Rogers & Partners was the architect. Zubatkin was proud to have played a role in managing the planning and development of this project. Congratulations to the project team!

Celebrating 4th of July at One Times Square

Celebrating 4th of July at One Times Square

It’s always a pleasure to share positive news about our clients.  We’re excited that the iconic One Times Square building served as one of the launch locations for this year’s Macy’s Independence Day fireworks series.  Read more about the reimagined fireworks program being planned across New York City’s five boroughs on the Macy’s Website. We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

A Message of Solidarity

A Message of Solidarity

At Zubatkin, we stand in solidarity with those demanding justice and fighting against racism in our world.  We are moved by the peaceful protests taking place across the country and, in particular, this powerful image of our client at One Times Square.

The Country Club of New Canaan is Ready for Summer

The Country Club of New Canaan is Ready for Summer

To further its mission of providing the highest level of service to its members, The Country Club of New Canaan embarked on the development of a new pool and pool facility, as well as the reconstruction of the turn-of-the-century clubhouse. We’re pleased to share that we’ve recently received the final Certificate of Occupancy for this project, which allowed for a soft opening in time for Memorial Day.

Congratulations to the team on this important milestone!  Read more about the project here.

Article Series by Zubatkin: Navigating Covid-19 for Non-Profit Real Estate & Construction Projects

Article Series by Zubatkin: Navigating Covid-19 for Non-Profit Real Estate & Construction Projects

To help our clients and communities navigate the evolving global health crisis, Zubatkin Owner Representation has developed a series of articles on the urgent issues impacting non-profit real estate and construction projects. Be sure to check out our new articles: “Pro-Active Planning Strategies for Reopening” and “A Checklist for Restarting Capital Construction Projects”.

To date, we’ve covered the following topics, all of which are assembled together on a special web page that is being updated as events unfold:

  1.      Effectively Assessing Capital Project Impacts: Five Fundamental Strategies
  2.      Crisis Communications & Governance: Four Key Tasks
  3.      A Checklist for Approaching Construction Pauses & Stoppages
  4.      Pro-Active Planning Strategies for Reopening
  5.      A Checklist for Restarting Capital Construction Projects

Always find the most updated versions at: zubatkin.com/covid19

NYCEDC Compiles Covid-19 Relief Resources

NYCEDC Compiles Covid-19 Relief Resources

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has compiled a series of financial and capital project resources for businesses and organizations navigating the impacts of Covid-19. The full resource guide can be found at the following link, with materials specifically targeting not-for-profits summarized here.

Along with a variety of other organizations, Zubatkin is pleased to have contributed materials through its Covid-19 article series. You can always find the most up-to-date information at www.zubatkin.com/covid19.

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