Susan Wallace, Principal, will be speaking at the Rooftops Conference on April 13th, hosted by the New York Law School. The free symposium is focused on the role of real estate for the not-for-profit sector and its impact on the operations, financial performance, and achievement of mission. Susan will be part of a panel discussion from 10:50-12:15 pm, with Michael Phillipou, Bill Gilbane, Rob Rogers, and Ashley Hughes. Entitled “A Matter of Trust,” the breakout session will address some of the typical challenges faced during the construction process and how to build strong relationships that transcend contractual terms. We expect a great turnout and a lively conversation!
The newly restored Hayes Theater, which was purchased and rebuilt by the prestigious off-Broadway company Second Stage Theater (2ST), was featured on NY1’s On Stage as well as in Crain’s New York. The newly renovated theater on West 44th Street provides 2ST with a Broadway location that will enhance visibility for its playwrights and other artists. Zubatkin partnered with 2ST on the strategic planning and implementation of this great project. Get a glimpse inside the theater, hear from the cast of its first production, Lobby Hero, and listen to three of 2ST’s acclaimed playwrights on the importance of the company here.
The comprehensive redesign and renovation of the historic Lyric Theatre provides a fully realized, unique home for the highly anticipated production of Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Designed by Set Designers Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis and overseen by Gary Beestone, Ambassador Theatre Group has unveiled captivating new photos of the space. We are thrilled to have partnered with Ambassador Theatre Group to help bring this spectacular project to fruition. Check out more photos on TheaterMania.com.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the New York Times featured an article on the geothermal heating and cooling system at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Hidden deep beneath the Cathedral’s spires are ten geothermal wells drilled into the bedrock at an average depth of 2,200 feet each, which serve to collect groundwater that helps efficiently heat and cool the church. As stated in the article, St. Patrick’s standing well geothermal project is “not only the most sustainable, cost-effective, long-term energy option for the cathedral, but the option that best aligns with the greater good of New York, and not just today, but for generations to come.” Zubatkin is proud of our partnership with St. Patrick’s on delivering this great project. Read the full article on the New York Times.
This Sunday, Andy Bast, Senior Principal at Zubatkin, will be presenting at the Building Museums Symposium 2018 in Philadelphia, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM). Our esteemed clients and fellow panelists—Sheila McDaniel, Deputy Director of Finance & Operations at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and John Hatfield, Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park—will join Andy onstage for a discussion of “Planning for the Hard Work: Operating Before, During and After You Build.”
If you are attending the symposium, please come by the breakout session on March 11th at 9:15 am for what is sure to be a lively and informative conversation about key strategies and lessons learned in developing capital building projects.
Central Park’s Belvedere Castle Restoration begins on February 26th. The Castle will reopen to the public in the Spring of 2019. For more than a century, the Belvedere has provided visitors with some of the best views of Central Park. Plans are in development for a comprehensive core and shell restoration of the Belvedere, including the expansion and modernization of mechanical systems and supporting utilities. Zubatkin has partnered with the Central Park Conservancy on the strategic planning and implementation of this great project. We are looking forward to this exciting restoration!
On Monday, Second Stage Theater officially lit up its new home, The Hayes Theater, after an ambitious renovation project. 2ST, a nonprofit theater company, will be the only company on Broadway exclusively dedicated to producing the voices of living American playwrights. Zubatkin partnered with 2ST on the strategic planning and implementation of this exciting project. Congratulations to the entire team on reaching this significant milestone! Catch 2ST’s first performance of Lobby Hero in the new Theater beginning March 1st and read more about the renovation from The New York Times.
Located in the base of the new Edition Hotel in Times Square, the NFL Experience is a permanent attraction produced by Cirque du Soleil with NFL content. The exciting attraction includes a 4D immersive theatre with special effects designed by The Rockwell Group, as well as interactive exhibits for all ages by the Thinkwell Group. Cirque du Soleil engaged Zubatkin to oversee the full coordination of the attraction infrastructure, theatre and exhibit space design and construction. Go check out this incredible experience on the official website and read about it on Forbes, USA Today, and Sport Techie.
Happy Holidays! Our fourth year participating in USPS’ Operation Santa was a huge success. Together, we adopted 34 letters and shipped 38 boxes, delivering gifts to a total of 92 kids this holiday season. Thank you to everyone at Zubatkin for completing this amazing effort. Just check out the whopping three carts packed to the limit – a very happy holiday for all!
Announcing 2017 Winter Promotions at Zubatkin! On behalf of everyone at Zubatkin, we’d like to congratulate Agata Vetter, Toby Rappaport and Charlene Nieves on their recent promotions. In recognition of their dedication and hard work, Agata and Toby have been promoted to Senior Project Managers, and Charlene has been promoted to Project Manager. As three dedicated, talented members of our team, we applaud each of them on these well-deserved promotions.
We’d like to congratulate Larissa Albert on being recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) as part of their #StepUp2ThePlate campaign. The JRF campaign highlights those who goes above and beyond to support education and other opportunities that make a difference in peoples’ lives. Zubatkin nominated Larissa based on her unwavering commitment our Community Outreach team, which helps us all support great causes throughout the year. Congratulations on this much-deserved award, Larissa! Learn more about the JRF Campaign here.
Saint David’s School celebrated an exciting milestone last month with the topping off of their expansion & consolidation project. The ceremony included a hardhat tour for Saint David’s early supporters, trustees, and contractors. The group visited the sites of the new lobby, performing arts center, middle gym and eighth grade commons, and culminated at the very top, in the new full-size middle school upper gymnasium. Zubatkin has partnered with Saint David’s on the strategic planning and implementation of this exciting project. Congratulation to the entire team on reaching this significant milestone! Read more about the ceremony on the School’s website.