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.
Last week, The Sheen Center hosted a discussion with His Eminence, Cardinal Dolan, and a panel of experts on the fascinating history and historic restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Each of the participants was involved in the development of a recently published commemorative book entitled St. Patrick’s Cathedral: The Legacy of America’s Parish Church. Our very own Andy Bast spoke as the author of one of the chapters in the publication. More information on the book can be found at the following link: http://www.spcbook.org.
The Clark Art Institute’s new Clark Center was recently awarded the prestigious LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. The Clark Center and its underground physical plant building were completed in 2014 as part of a campus expansion program that integrated construction of the new facilities with a sweeping redesign of the landscape. More details can be found on the Clark Art Institute website.
As part of our work at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, we have been overseeing the installation of a geothermal energy system. Ten geothermal wells were drilled to an average depth of 1,800 feet. More details are provided in Engineering News-Record (ENR), where our very own Julie Geden is quoted. Rendering of the drilling is provided courtesy of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects.
Over the past few months, Zubatkin has been working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on the development of an implementation strategy and architect selection process for their expansion project. We are excited to share that a shortlist of the architects being considered has recently been released. The five candidates include Allied Works Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, OMA, Snohetta, and wHY Architecture. More details available in the Buffalo News.
It is our pleasure to announce our new Principal, Susan Wallace, and two new Project Managers, Caren Faye and Lee Nel. These team members are being recognized for their valuable contributions to our clients. We look forward to their continued success in these new roles!