The Society of American Registered Architects 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. Our own Suzanne Musho, Vice President at Zubatkin, will serve on the jury alongside Dr. Carol Bentel of Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners, Michael Macaluso of M.J. Macaluso & Associates, and David Stofcik of Walt Disney Imagineering. They will be joined by Jury Chairperson, Walt Geiger of MG2 and Jury Moderator, Christiaan Dinkeloo of KRJDA. More information on the awards program can be found on the SARA website.
The entire Zubatkin team recently spent a breezy Summer evening at Yankee Stadium for one of the Subway Series games. It was a fun chance for everyone to relax and enjoy a beautiful evening at the ball park with good food and great company. We even got a shout out from the Yankees on the big screen! A big thank you to everyone involved and to all who joined in.
As the summer of 2017 winds down, we’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate Zubatkin’s softball team on a successful season. Our dedicated team competed with various teams in the Central Park league. Thank you to all who joined the fun!
It is our pleasure to announce our new Vice President, Jason Zubatkin, our two new Senior Project Managers, Alan Clark and Kevin O’Bryan, and our three new Project Managers, Sabeel Yosef, Steve Papp and Alice Feng. Each of these individuals is being recognized not only for the technical expertise they bring to our projects, but for going above and beyond in meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients on a daily basis. We applaud each of them for their efforts and are proud to acknowledge their contributions to Zubatkin. Please join us in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions!
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club recently broke ground on its new flagship Clubhouse at the intersection of West 155th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem. The groundbreaking was commemorated with a ceremony where President Bill Clinton provided the keynote address. The Clubhouse will be named in honor of The Pinkerton Foundation, whose generous endowment will support a wide-range of programming at the Clubhouse for approximately 1,500 new members. Congratulations to the project team on this exciting milestone! Read more here.
Members of Saint David’s School joined with the project team on Thursday, April 27th, to celebrate the completion of the steel framework on the new renovation and expansion of Saint David’s School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. During the ceremony, the Head of School and Chair of the Building Committee led the signing of the beams on the six-story, 100,000 square-foot building. Zubatkin is currently working with Saint David’s to reprogram their facilities as part of the overall renovation and expansion of their campus. The project team includes PBDW Architects as architect and Hudson Meridian as construction manager. Congratulations to the team on this significant milestone!
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.