In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the New York Times featured an article on the geothermal heating and cooling system at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Hidden deep beneath the Cathedral’s spires are ten geothermal wells drilled into the bedrock at an average depth of 2,200 feet each, which serve to collect groundwater that helps efficiently heat and cool the church. As stated in the article, St. Patrick’s standing well geothermal project is “not only the most sustainable, cost-effective, long-term energy option for the cathedral, but the option that best aligns with the greater good of New York, and not just today, but for generations to come.” Zubatkin is proud of our partnership with St. Patrick’s on delivering this great project. Read the full article on the New York Times.
This Sunday, Andy Bast, Senior Principal at Zubatkin, will be presenting at the Building Museums Symposium 2018 in Philadelphia, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM). Our esteemed clients and fellow panelists—Sheila McDaniel, Deputy Director of Finance & Operations at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and John Hatfield, Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park—will join Andy onstage for a discussion of “Planning for the Hard Work: Operating Before, During and After You Build.”
If you are attending the symposium, please come by the breakout session on March 11th at 9:15 am for what is sure to be a lively and informative conversation about key strategies and lessons learned in developing capital building projects.
Central Park’s Belvedere Castle Restoration begins on February 26th. The Castle will reopen to the public in the Spring of 2019. For more than a century, the Belvedere has provided visitors with some of the best views of Central Park. Plans are in development for a comprehensive core and shell restoration of the Belvedere, including the expansion and modernization of mechanical systems and supporting utilities. Zubatkin has partnered with the Central Park Conservancy on the strategic planning and implementation of this great project. We are looking forward to this exciting restoration!
On Monday, Second Stage Theater officially lit up its new home, The Hayes Theater, after an ambitious renovation project. 2ST, a nonprofit theater company, will be the only company on Broadway exclusively dedicated to producing the voices of living American playwrights. Zubatkin partnered with 2ST on the strategic planning and implementation of this exciting project. Congratulations to the entire team on reaching this significant milestone! Catch 2ST’s first performance of Lobby Hero in the new Theater beginning March 1st and read more about the renovation from The New York Times.
Located in the base of the new Edition Hotel in Times Square, the NFL Experience is a permanent attraction produced by Cirque du Soleil with NFL content. The exciting attraction includes a 4D immersive theatre with special effects designed by The Rockwell Group, as well as interactive exhibits for all ages by the Thinkwell Group. Cirque du Soleil engaged Zubatkin to oversee the full coordination of the attraction infrastructure, theatre and exhibit space design and construction. Go check out this incredible experience on the official website and read about it on Forbes, USA Today, and Sport Techie.
Happy Holidays! Our fourth year participating in USPS’ Operation Santa was a huge success. Together, we adopted 34 letters and shipped 38 boxes, delivering gifts to a total of 92 kids this holiday season. Thank you to everyone at Zubatkin for completing this amazing effort. Just check out the whopping three carts packed to the limit – a very happy holiday for all!
Announcing 2017 Winter Promotions at Zubatkin! On behalf of everyone at Zubatkin, we’d like to congratulate Agata Vetter, Toby Rappaport and Charlene Nieves on their recent promotions. In recognition of their dedication and hard work, Agata and Toby have been promoted to Senior Project Managers, and Charlene has been promoted to Project Manager. As three dedicated, talented members of our team, we applaud each of them on these well-deserved promotions.
We’d like to congratulate Larissa Albert on being recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) as part of their #StepUp2ThePlate campaign. The JRF campaign highlights those who goes above and beyond to support education and other opportunities that make a difference in peoples’ lives. Zubatkin nominated Larissa based on her unwavering commitment our Community Outreach team, which helps us all support great causes throughout the year. Congratulations on this much-deserved award, Larissa! Learn more about the JRF Campaign here.
Saint David’s School celebrated an exciting milestone last month with the topping off of their expansion & consolidation project. The ceremony included a hardhat tour for Saint David’s early supporters, trustees, and contractors. The group visited the sites of the new lobby, performing arts center, middle gym and eighth grade commons, and culminated at the very top, in the new full-size middle school upper gymnasium. Zubatkin has partnered with Saint David’s on the strategic planning and implementation of this exciting project. Congratulation to the entire team on reaching this significant milestone! Read more about the ceremony on the School’s website.
Zubatkin is a proud supporter of Open House New York, an organization that provides broad audiences with unparalleled access to the extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city. Through its year-round programs and the annual OHNY Weekend, Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs.
This year for OHNY Weekend (Oct 14th and 15th), Hudson Theatre is partnering with Zubatkin to offer a behind-the-scenes tour of their newly renovated Landmarked building. In addition to offering further details on the theatre’s unique history, the tours will provide a first-hand account of how this complex renovation project came together. To learn more about OHNY Weekend or to book a tour of Hudson Theatre, visit the website.
The Studio Museum in Harlem has unveiled the design for their new building. Designed by Adjaye Associates with Cooper Robertson, the facility will expand the Studio Museum’s internationally renowned temporary exhibitions, provide ongoing opportunities to display works from its permanent collection, offer increased educational opportunities and public programs, and enhance the overall visitor experience. Zubatkin has partnered with the Studio Museum across the strategic planning and design phases, and will continue to oversee the project throughout its implementation. Construction will begin in late fall 2018, during the Museum’s 50th anniversary year. Visit the Museum’s website and the NYTimes to learn more!
We’re excited to announce that after over a year of hard work, Ronald McDonald House New York has completed the renovation and expansion of its Manhattan center. The improved facility includes eleven additional family units, six post-transplant suites, a newly renovated Macy’s Living Room, a wellness center, allowing the Ronald McDonald House to support even more children and their families during their times of need. Congratulations to Ronald McDonald House New York and the entire project team! To learn more about the good work of the Ronald McDonald House, please check out the press release and visit their website.