Originally founded in 1903, Hudson Theatre is Broadway’s oldest, and now newest, theatre and today survives as one of the last historic playhouses that symbolizes American theatre for both New York and the nation.
In 2016, led by the partnership of Ambassador Theatre Group and Millennium Hotels and Resorts, the Landmarked, Beaux-Arts-style theatre underwent a complete interior renovation that aimed to restore the building to its original beauty while providing historically-sensitive upgrades to accommodate the latest technologies in theater design. The project included improvements to the theatre and amenities, including the box office, seating, back of house and stage facilities, and infrastructure. Specialty architectural features include a hand-woven Axminster carpet, as well as carefully restored glass ceiling domes and mosaic tile installations designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. In addition, significant backstage and technical upgrades, including new and expanded dressing rooms and fly systems were completed.
Role + Responsibilities
Zubatkin was retained early on to develop a Project Implementation Plan that outlined the overall strategy and roadmap for the project’s development. The team subsequently oversaw the development of the design, construction and turnover of the renovation project. Zubatkin was also responsible for developing the project budget, managing the financial reporting and controls, and assisting in the coordination of historic tax credits. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings and negotiation of change orders.