Buffalo AKG Art Museum to Reopen in May 2023

Buffalo AKG Art Museum to Reopen in May 2023

The newly renamed Buffalo AKG Museum will open to the public on May 25, 2023 – marking the completion of the institution’s transformative campus redevelopment and expansion project.  Designed by OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, the scope includes a new, three-story gallery building and extensive renovations to the 1905 neo-Classical building by E.B. Green and 1962 modernist building by Gordon Bunshaft. Integral to the realization of the program is the creation of new connections and sensitivity to the historic landscape.  A transparent bridge will connect to the new OMA building, and a site-specific artwork, Common Sky,  by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann of Studio Other Spaces creates a new community gathering space for the campus. Read more in the NYTimes and Buffalo News.

Zubatkin is honored to have the privilege of working alongside the Buffalo AKG Art Museum as a partner for this important project – supporting the initial feasibility and programming work, facilitating the design architect competition, and supporting the Museum across the design and construction phases.  Congratulations to the team on this announcement!

Andrew Bast to Speak at Upcoming NYC State of the Market Event

Andrew Bast to Speak at Upcoming NYC State of the Market Event

We’re pleased to share that our very own Andrew Bast will be a speaker for the upcoming NYC State of the Market event hosted by BisNow. The panel will discuss construction planning strategies to navigate inflation, rising costs, and supply chain variables.  To join us for this live event on Tuesday, November 15th, please register at the following link.  We look forward to a productive discussion!

Poly Prep Hosts Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Press Event for New Arts Center

Poly Prep Hosts Ceremonial Groundbreaking and Press Event for New Arts Center

Last week Poly Prep Country Day School held a ceremonial groundbreaking and press conference on its Brooklyn campus to mark the early phases of construction for the PolyARTS Center.  Under the leadership of Head of School Audrius Barzdukas, this project is the culmination of more than 10 years of planning and fundraising.

The new 10,000 sf Arts Center will dramatically increase space for rehearsals, exhibition, teaching and community engagement, as well as improve connections between the School’s performance, visual arts, music, and dance programs.  When completed, the project will serve as a cultural and creative hub, and strengthen partnerships with the local Brooklyn arts community through Poly’s Arts Partnerships program.

Congratulations to the entire team at Poly Prep, Sage & Coombe, and Benchmark Builders on this exciting milestone!

Zubatkin’s Collaboration with Projects With Care Highlighted on CBS News

As an extension of our commitment to serving the not-for-profit sector, our staff engage in a variety of community service initiatives throughout the year.  Since 2015, we’ve participated in Project First Day, a special program that connects children in need with supplies and an outfit for school.  Our staff have prepared and donated over 100 backpacks – an effort that brings a lot of energy to the office each Summer as we personalize each bag to the individual student’s interests and needs.

CBS featured the amazing work of Projects With Care in a recent news segment.  The story also includes an interview with our very own Jason Zubatkin and Larissa Albert!  Check out the story here.

 

CQA Celebrates the First Day of School in its New Home

CQA Celebrates the First Day of School in its New Home

Central Queens Academy Charter School (CQA) welcomed students, staff, and families to its new home in Elmhurst today.  The facility allows CQA to house its entire community under one roof for the first time in the school’s history.  It was inspiring to see the classrooms full of activity, and we look forward to CQA’s continued growth in the years to come!

Success Academy Celebrates the Opening of New Elementary School

Success Academy Celebrates the Opening of New Elementary School

On July 28, Success Academy Charter Schools held an opening ceremony for the new SA Bronx 5 Lower and Upper Schools just in time for another great school year.

We are proud to have worked with Success Academy to renovate the interior of a former independent school building to provide a new, supportive space for children to learn and achieve, in addition to installing a ConEd upgrade.

Success Academy Bronx 5 is officially accepting applications.  Click here for more information.

Jackie Robinson Museum Honors Legacy of Baseball and Civil Rights Icon in Formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jackie Robinson Museum Honors Legacy of Baseball and Civil Rights Icon in Formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This morning, Zubatkin joined our clients, project partners, the Robinson family, and a host of notable celebrities and dignitaries, to celebrate the opening of the new Jackie Robinson Museum in TriBeCa. Jackie’s wife Rachel, who turned 100 years old earlier this month, formally cut the ribbon for this 8,000-square-foot exhibit space hailed by The New York Times as “NYC’s first museum dedicated largely to the civil rights movement.”

Honoring Jackie’s legacy as a trailblazing athlete and social justice pioneer, the space features hundreds of artifacts and interactive exhibits designed to engage a diverse audience. The museum, which officially opens to the public on September 5th, also includes a gift shop, guest welcome area, and support spaces, as well as an interconnecting stair and elevator to an upstairs education suite and the museum archives.

Zubatikin’s team includes Andy Bast, Agata Siwiak Vetter, Todd Littleton, Charlene Nieves, Kyle Baer, Heather Siegfried, Lisa Simone, Vanessa Cardona, and Lakya Roberts.

Emily Cramer Promoted to Senior Project Manager

Emily Cramer Promoted to Senior Project Manager

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Cramer to Senior Project Manager. Emily is being recognized for her expertise in planning and implementing capital projects in museums and institutions in New York and Florida.

Since joining in 2016, she has proven to be a great asset to our firm and continues to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to excellence. She has served as the Project Manager for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s AK360 campus development and expansion project, Poly Prep Country Day School’s Performing Arts Center building project, and Superblue Experiential Arts Center’s exhibit in Miami.

Please join us in congratulating Emily and wishing her continued success!

Julie Geden to Speak at Bloomberg’s Upcoming Real Estate Industry Executive Discussion

Julie Geden to Speak at Bloomberg’s Upcoming Real Estate Industry Executive Discussion

Join us virtually on Wednesday, July 13, for the next Bloomberg Media Real Estate Industry Executive Discussion, sponsored by Burdon LLP.

For this Mid-Year Economic Update, Zubatkin Senior Principal Julie Geden will be weighing in, along with her fellow panelists, on the Current State of the Economy and Rising Building and Construction Costs in Real Estate. Specifically, they will cover supply chain disruptions and effective strategies for navigating them from a variety of perspectives.

We hope you can attend this highly informative program that will take place from 9 – 10:30 am EST. Register for the event and mark your calendars!

Mark A. Minkley Promoted to Principal

Mark A. Minkley Promoted to Principal

On behalf of Zubatkin Owner Representation, it is our pleasure to announce the recent promotion of Mark A. Minkley to Principal.

Mark, who has been a trusted member of our senior management team, has been a driving force both internally and externally since he joined ZOR more than ten years ago. He possesses a unique combination of industry experience and leadership skills and has been instrumental in spearheading our efforts on many of our educational and cultural projects, including The Dalton School, Horace Mann School, Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School, Palm Beach Day Academy, Poly Prep Country Day School and the Westport Weston Family YMCA. Internally, he is a great proponent of educating our staff, most recently taking the lead in our professional development efforts.

Mark continues to demonstrate an unsurpassed commitment to excellence. He is well recognized by his peers, our clients and the project teams he works with on a daily basis.

We are proud and thankful to have him as part of our leadership team and we look forward to his continued success.

United States Golf Association Breaks Ground in North Carolina

United States Golf Association Breaks Ground in North Carolina

On Monday, June 6, the United States Golf Association officially broke ground on its newest campus, Golf House Pinehurst, in North Carolina. Zubatkin is proud to be continuing our relationship with the USGA in managing this exciting project, which includes an equipment-testing facility, the interactive USGA Experience, a special exhibition of golf artifacts, and an outdoor learning landscape feature highlighting USGA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Golf House Pinehurst is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.

Check out more of the groundbreaking coverage:

Golf Today: Mike Whan Talks Golf House Pinehurst Groundbreaking

Golfweek: Photos: USGA breaks ground on Golf House Pinehurst in North Carolina

Golf Course Industry: USGA breaks ground on Golf House Pinehurst

The Pilot: Golf House Pinehurst: USGA Commences Groundbreaking Project

Triangle Business Journal: New details for USGA’s Golf House Pinehurst as work begins

Sandhills Sentinel: USGA breaks ground on Golf House Pinehurst

Zubatkin’s Matt Doherty to Speak at Upcoming Construction Webinar

Zubatkin’s Matt Doherty to Speak at Upcoming Construction Webinar

On June 28, Matt Doherty, principal at Zubatkin, will join Tannenbaum Helpern construction attorneys Kenneth Block and Brandon Reiner for a session on the various contractual methods for the delivery of construction projects. Using case studies, Matt will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method from the Owner’s perspective, and Tannenbaum Helpern will offer practical legal advice.

The interactive webinar will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 28, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Read more about the event and register.

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