Creating opportunities for professional development and technical skills training is an important part of our culture at Zubatkin. This week, our team did a site walk through of the Spence Athletic and Ecology Center, where we are managing the construction of a new, out of the ground building on the Upper East Side. This unique project features a regulation-size gymnasium, squash courts, student center, a multipurpose room for performing arts, an ecology center with a teaching lab and kitchen, and a greenhouse and outdoor space.
We’re proud to share that the Westport Weston Family YMCA held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month to mark the start of construction for its next phase. The work includes a 22,500 sf building addition for gymnastics and fitness and enhancements at Camp Mahackeno. Zubatkin has been working with the Westport Weston Family YMCA since 2012. Congratulations to the project team on this milestone!
We’re pleased to share that our recently completed Madison Square Boys & Girls Club project is going to be featured as part of the AIA’s Archtober programming! Join the design team of Rogers & Partners on Friday, October 18th for a tour of the new Pinkerton Clubhouse in Upper Harlem. More information, including registration details, is included on the Archtober website.
CREW New York will be hosting a series of sessions, including one at Zubatkin’s offices, to share the opportunities associated with CREWNY membership. These will be smaller, more intimate gatherings to allow prospective members more opportunity for conversation and questions. Information sessions are open to all employed in commercial real estate interested in learning more about CREWNY.
Pre-registration is required, and our very own Kasey Pace, Membership Chair for CREW NY, will be involved. We hope to see you there! https://crewny.org/events
For the fourth consecutive year, Zubatkin employees participated in Project First Day, a charitable initiative that connects low-income children with school supplies and other materials for the classroom. As a company, we are very proud to share that we prepared backpacks for 28 New York City children this year. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to this success!
Zubatkin assisted in the coordination for artist Domingo Zapata to install and finalize his work of art upon 30,000 square feet of vinyl signage affixed to NYC’s iconic One Times Square building. Upon completion, this masterpiece will become the city’s largest mural.
“We were honored to be a part of such a large and complicated art installation in New York City. A canvas like no other was created and 200’ in the air we coordinated the installation. A truly one of a kind moment.” – Julie Geden, Zubatkin Principal
The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through the annual National Design Awards Program, attracting entries from across the country from individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines. This week, our very own Suzanne Musho, Vice President at Zubatkin, will review awards submissions as part of the jury, which includes Carol Ross Barney of Ross Barney Architects, Yolande Daniels of studioSUMO, Brian Lee of SOM, and Juan Moreno of JGMA. The awards program is chaired by Dennis Dong of CH&D, and the jury is co-moderated by David Stofcik of Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Geiger of MG2 Architecture. More information on the awards program can be found on the SARA website. The winners will be announced at the National Conference in Chicago this Fall.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mahan Khajenoori to Senior Project Manager. Mahan is being recognized for the technical expertise she brings to her work and for her dedication in exceeding the expectations of our clients on a daily basis. We applaud her efforts and are proud to acknowledge her contributions to Zubatkin.
Please join us in congratulating Mahan and wishing her continued success!
We’re excited to share that Belvedere Castle reopened to the public at the end of June! Designed by notable architects Olmsted and Vaux in 1858, the building underwent a comprehensive interior and exterior restoration led by the Central Park Conservancy to preserve this important New York City landmark for future generations. The project also includes a new geothermal system, reflective of the Conservancy’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Zubatkin served as the owner’s representative, advising the Conservancy on contractor selection and negotiation and providing support through construction. More information can be found on the Central Park Conservancy site.
On Thursday, the Zubatkin team was thrilled to participate in the ribbon cutting event for Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s new Pinkerton Clubhouse. The building will house a diverse set of social and educational programming for the North Central Harlem community and also serves as the new administrative hub and headquarters for the organization. We’re looking forward to seeing this important project in full use this Summer!
Image courtesy of El Raven Productions
Each year, the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) honors project teams that demonstrate extraordinary collaboration across owners, architects, engineers, contractors and trades in the execution of their projects. Zubatkin’s very own Kate Farewell, PE was one of the judges for the 2019 program and evaluated submissions in a variety of categories. The winners will be honored at the June 11th banquet. For more information on the awards and the names of the winners, please visit the CBC website.
Last week, Suzanne Musho, AIA, NCARB, Vice President, moderated a workshop entitled “A New Life Forms” When a Museum Becomes a Center for Free Thought at the Environmental Design Research Association / EDRA50 Brooklyn Conference. The session explored how museums play a role in the development of sustainable urban environment and used the Jackie Robinson Museum as an example case study.
Our esteemed fellow speakers included Franny Kent, Director of Educational Programming at the Jackie Robinson Museum, and Howard Bryant, Author / Journalist with ESPN The Magazine. More information on EDRA50 can be found at the following link.