Founded in 1919, The Dalton School has a long history of excellence in K-12 education. As part of its long term planning efforts to improve its facilities, Dalton purchased a brownstone adjacent to the three townhouses that comprise its First Program (grades K-3). The school sought to connect the new and existing facilities, as well as renovate the facilities for educational use and improved program functionality. The project included a state-of-the-art rooftop science space, new classrooms, art rooms, lobby and elevator, as well as infrastructure, mechanical, and life safety upgrades.
Role + Responsibilities
Crucial to the implementation of the program was conceiving the right plan for the project that would allow the school to maintain ongoing operations during construction. Dalton engaged Zubatkin to review the overall master plan and strategy to implement the project that included a review of project logistics, phasing alternates, costs, as well as neighbor and community relations. The Zubatkin team was further retained to oversee the balance of the design and construction for several phases of the work and to manage the municipal approvals strategy.
As a result of the success of the Lower School project, Zubatkin has been retained by Dalton for other capital projects across its Upper East Side campus.