A product of the hard work by the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the project team, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve broken ground on the Jackie Robinson Museum project! Beyond a permanent tribute to Jackie Robinson’s pioneering legacy and role as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement, the Museum will serve as a venue for vibrant dialogue on critical social issues and as a destination for innovative educational programming. The Jackie Robinson Museum will commemorate the life and legacy of a true American hero through an exploration of his commitment to service and to the achievement of “first class citizenship” for all Americans. It will be a prominent stop on existing cultural routes in Lower Manhattan, just blocks from the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial. Zubatkin has been working with the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the planning, design, and implementation strategy for this new museum. The project team includes Gensler as Design Architect and Ralph Appelbaum as Exhibition Designer. Additional information available in the NYTimes.
Please join us in congratulating Andy Bast on his 20th Anniversary with Zubatkin. During his tenure with the firm, Andy has been fortunate to oversee projects for some of the most iconic museums, cultural institutions, independent schools, membership institutions and religious organizations in the United States. He has developed a strong reputation with his clients that is based on establishing a high level of trust and delivering their vision, goals and objectives. Andy’s depth of expertise and dedication to the firm are reflected in his longstanding relationships with many of our clients and the sustained growth of Zubatkin. An invaluable member of our team, we look forward to his ongoing service and contributions in the years to come!
On April 6th to 8th, the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are hosting the 2017 Structures Congress in Denver, Colorado. The conference includes a session on technology and the A/E/C profession. Jason Zubatkin will serve as a panelist alongside Joseph Tortorella, President; Benjamin Pimental, Partner at Rosenwasser/Grossman Consulting Engineers; Thomas Groves, Senior Project Manager at HDR Architecture; and Derek Brown, Construction Executive at M. A. Mortenson Company.
Last month, members of the Zubatkin team volunteered their time to serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
We are currently working with Ronald McDonald House New York on the renovation and expansion of their facility. The project will increase the House’s capacity and improve the quality of life for the patients they host by adding six post-transplant suites and eleven additional family units, relocating the wellness center, upgrading the mechanical systems, and expanding dining room seating. Other capital improvements, including window refurbishments and a lobby renovation, will also be implemented. The project will be completed in June of 2017.
On March 8th, the SMPS New York Chapter will host a panel discussion entitled ‘Demystifying Owner’s Reps – 5 Years Later’. The panel will explore the unique and evolving role of owner’s representatives in the A/E/C industry. One of our Principals, Julie Geden, will serve as one of the speakers. For more information and to register for the event, please refer to the SMPS website.
Zubatkin is pleased to be working with the American Museum of Natural History on the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Center is expected to open in 2020, after the conclusion of the institution’s 150th anniversary celebration. It will invite visitors to experience the Museum not only as a place of public exhibitions but also as an active scientific and educational institution. Designed by architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects and set into the Columbus Avenue side of the Museum complex at 79th Street, the Gilder Center will include new exhibition and learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the Museum’s world-class collections. At a time of urgent need to enhance the public understanding of science, the Gilder Center will expand access to a broader range of the Museum’s resources for students, teachers, and families, offering new learning opportunities and inviting all visitors to share in the excitement of discovery.
Zubatkin has been working with Second Stage Theatre on the renovation of the Helen Hayes Theater, the smallest of Broadway’s forty-one theaters. The project involves the complex renovation of a historic building and is currently in construction. The Rockwell Group serves as the architect. More information on the story can be found in The New York Times.
Zubatkin is currently looking for a Senior Project Manager and Project Manager to join our team. To apply and to receive more details on the qualifications we are looking for, please visit the careers section of our website.
Happy Holidays! For the third year in a row, Zubatkin participated in the USPS’ Operation Santa program. Earlier this week, our outreach team delivered presents to thirty-one New York City children in need. Find out more about the program on the USPS website.
It is our pleasure to announce the promotions of Jay Fischbein to Senior Project Manager and Avi Englard to Project Manager. Jay and Avi are being recognized for their valuable contributions to our clients and our firm. We wish them continued success in these new roles!
Our own Julie Geden was recently selected for Professional Women in Construction’s (PWC) 20 Under 40 Outstanding Women in The Industry. Julie was one of the honorees at the PWC Holiday Party, which she attended with several members of the Zubatkin Team. PWC is a national, non-profit organization committed to advancing professional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women and other “non-traditional” populations in construction and related industries. Congratulations to Julie for this outstanding accomplishment!
As part of the firm’s volunteer outreach efforts, Zubatkin employees collected nonperishable items for the annual City Harvest Food Drive. The food drive helps keep shelves stocked at 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that support New Yorkers in need. We’re pleased to share that we broke our record from last year in collecting over 500 pounds of food!