Committed to the transformational power of the arts, The New 42nd Street builds on the foundation of seven historic theaters to make extraordinary performing arts and cultural engagement part of everyone’s life. The New 42 opened the restored New Victory Theater in 1995 as the first theater for kids and families in New York City.
To serve the unique needs of The New Victory audience, New 42 focused on all public support spaces of the building. Four lobby spaces were upgraded: two public spaces below the street level, an orchestra-level lobby on the first floor, and a mezzanine-level lobby on the second floor. The project included significant upgrades to highlight the unique architectural character of the lobby spaces, upgraded ADA facilities, and the addition of interactive displays to allow for enhanced instructional and educational technology related to the current theater program. The scope also included upgrades to the restrooms, expanded retail and concessions space to include healthier snack options, new pantry space to include additional kitchen equipment, dry storage and sinks, and all associated MEP re-configurations and upgrades.
Role + Responsibilities
Zubatkin is proud of its longstanding relationship with The New 42nd Street. The firm was retained by the New 42 to oversee the design, construction and turnover of this multi-lobby renovation project. The team assisted in facility coordination and logistics planning in the high-density Times Square neighborhood. Zubatkin was also responsible for developing the project budget, assisting with the City Funding grant application and documentation process, and managing the financial reporting and controls. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in multiple rounds of extensive drawing and specifications reviews.