Home to a premiere Private Club in Midtown Manhattan, this iconic building was designed in 1899 by McKim, Mead & White and is designated as a New York City Landmark. The facility includes a luxurious dining hall, event spaces, athletic facilities, guest accommodations, and a world-class library.
To further its mission of providing the highest level of service to its members and improve the guest experience, the Club embarked on several major capital projects to maintain its facilities:
- Complete renovation of the Main Dining Room, including restoration and cleaning of the celebrated ceiling mural, lighting upgrades, and fireplace restoration
- Renovations to all guest rooms to modernize design and improve member experience
- Complete renovation of the women’s locker rooms
- Facility-wide infrastructure improvements, including fire alarm and life safety upgrades
All work was undertaken with sensitivity to the original historic design, and the schedule was phased to allow the club to maintain ongoing operations throughout construction. The projects also required the navigation of public approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Role + Responsibilities
The Club retained Zubatkin to oversee a number of capital improvement projects and provide a comprehensive set of owner representation services. Areas of assistance included project team management, design coordination, and construction oversight. The Zubatkin team provided leadership and expertise on the project phasing and logistics strategy, setting up an accelerated schedule to accommodate the Club’s ongoing operations. Zubatkin was also responsible for managing the project budget, financial reporting and controls. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of mockups, resolving technical issues and providing input on site protection strategies.