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!
We are pleased to share the opening of The Clark Art Institute’s newly renovated Manton Research Center. Zubatkin was engaged by the Clark Art Institute to oversee the design process and construction of the Manton Research Center, along with various other projects. The Manton Research Center is central to the Clark’s mission of advancing and extending the public understanding of art. The renovation provides new public spaces including a gallery and study center for works on paper; a public reading room; and a bookstore and coffee bar, while building-wide upgrades for accessibility and life safety have enhanced its library, auditorium, and administrative offices.
As a supporter of Open House New York, Zubatkin participated in the annual OHNY weekend, an event that provides access to New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Our firm partnered with Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects to offer an in-depth tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Two of our team members joined in leading the tour, speaking to elements of the project’s restoration and the newly installed geothermal wells. For more information on the project visit the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Project Page.
We’re pleased to share that Madison Square Boys & Girls Club has revealed the design for a new clubhouse in Harlem. Designed by Rogers Partners, the project is located on 155th Street in North Central Harlem and offers after-school activities for youth ages 6 to 18, including education support, athletics, and arts programming such as dance, music, visual arts, and digital media labs.
Zubatkin was originally engaged by Madison Square Boys & Girls Club to develop an overall project implementation plan and is currently overseeing the design and construction of the project. Read more in The Architect’s Newspaper.
We’re thrilled to share news on the continued momentum behind the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s expansion plans. The Museum has just announced that it has raised $103 million for its $125 million project in less than twelve weeks. The campus expansion and renovation project is being designed by Shohei Shigematsu of OMA. More information can be found in the New York Times and on the Albright-Knox website.
Zubatkin has been working with the Albright-Knox over the past year on the development of an implementation strategy, architect selection process and program development.
On September 19th, Venable LLP hosted Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Your Real Estate. The discussion focused on the issues that educational institutions face when they seek to develop, redevelop, sell, or lease their real estate, with a focus on master planning, development rights transfers, co-development of underutilized property with private parties, construction around the school calendar, unique aspects of building and expanding in New York City, and more. Our very own Susan Wallace was one of the panelists, alongside Frances Halsband, Suzanne St. Pierre, and Susan Golden.
We are pleased to announce three new Assistant Project Managers: Jessica Alouf, Victoria Inniss, and Mitchell Shortell. These team members are being recognized for their valuable contributions to our clients. We look forward to their continued success in these new roles!
It is our pleasure to announce our new Principal, Julie Geden, and our new Vice President, Suzanne Musho. Julie and Suzanne are being recognized for their significant contributions to the firm and their leadership in the successful implementation of our projects. Please join us in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions!
The Zubatkin team has been working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on the development of an implementation strategy and architectural partner selection process for their expansion project. We are excited to share that OMA has been selected and will be moving forward with the project. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be OMA’s first art museum commission in the United States. More details available in The New York Times, The Buffalo News and The Architects Newspaper.
We’re pleased to share that Saint David’s School celebrated the start of construction at their 89th Street Campus last week. The project has been a longtime dream of Saint David’s, and it is very rewarding to see this milestone come to fruition.
More information on the overall project scope can be found at the following link.
Over the past year, Zubatkin has had the privilege of working with the National Aquarium in Baltimore on the development of a master plan. Designed in coordination with Studio Gang Architects, the plan provides an entirely new look and identity for the Aquarium, unifying the multi-building campus and adding an “urban wetland” capable of attracting wildlife and increasing local biodiversity. By strengthening connections between urban and aquatic life, the plan positions the National Aquarium as a recognized leader in ecological sustainability. Additional details are provided in The Architects Newspaper.
On Tuesday, May 16th at 8:30AM, the Greater New York Construction User Council will host a panel discussion on some of the latest trends in museum design and construction. The program will explore key elements to consider in the planning and implementation of building projects for cultural institutions. Senior Principal Andy Bast will serve as one of the panelists. More information on the event can be found through the following link.