Planet Word Launches New Exhibit

Planet Word Launches New Exhibit

Last month, The New York Times covered the opening of Lexicon Lane, the newest exhibition at Planet Word in Washington, DC. Lexicon Lane is a combination escape room and puzzle hunt that challenges visitors to solve a number of different cases.

In the article, journalist Deb Amlen highlighted that Planet Word is housed in the historic Franklin School building, adding that the museum’s construction intentionally serves its mission, which is to celebrate language in a fun, alternative, and engaging way. “The call to recognize language as a powerful tool is everywhere,” Amlen wrote, noting that “most of the exhibits at Planet Word are visual, touchable and highly interactive.”

Zubatkin is honored to have the privilege of working with Planet Word and the project team, including assisting in the management of Lexicon Lane. Read the full article in The New York Times and find out more about our work with Planet Word.

American Museum of Natural History’s New Gilder Center Takes Shape

American Museum of Natural History’s New Gilder Center Takes Shape

Earlier this week, the American Museum of Natural History unveiled new details on the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation!

As featured in the NYTimes as part of an article by journalist Robin Pogrebin, the project will “[emphasize] links between the museum’s various themes and activities — from exhibition to education; from children to scholars; from dinosaurs and whales to insects and butterflies. The building also seeks to improve the museum’s physical circulation, creating about 30 new connections within 10 existing buildings so visitors can flow more easily from one area to another.”

Zubatkin is honored to have the privilege of working with AMNH and the project team in the development of this project. Learn more in The New York Times and Architectural Record.

Zubatkin Sponsors MAAM’s Building Museums Conference

Zubatkin Sponsors MAAM’s Building Museums Conference

Zubatkin is a proud sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Building Museums Symposium, which is being held in Washington, DC next week! Jason Zubatkin and  will be in attendance and representing our team.

The conference brings together museum colleagues, design and construction professionals, and other consulting partners to discuss strategies and best practices for the successful planning and implementation of museum building projects. Learn more via the MAAM Building Museums website.

2021 Award Recipient: Kasey Pace

2021 Award Recipient: Kasey Pace

We’re excited to continue the Erica Lindenbaum Tishman Leadership Award program! In its second year, the annual award is presented to a person who personifies the values and embodies the spirit that Erica represented every single day, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, an interest in mentorship and developing peers, a passion for resolving a particular challenge, empathy towards others, and a commitment to community service.

After much consideration, through a process driven by the memory of Erica’s spirit and passion, the Selection Committee agreed that Kasey Pace personified the award in many ways. A recognized leader in the A/E/C industry and member of Zubatkin’s Leadership Team, Kasey was nominated in recognition of her strong work ethic, commitment to developing younger staff in their careers, and collaborative approach to problem-solving. Her dedication to community service is apparent through her involvement in many not-for-profit and industry organizations, including Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New York, Women Builders Council (WBC), Women In Need (WIN), and the New York Building Congress (NYBC).

Kasey has selected Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) as the charity that will receive a donation in her honor. She chose this organization because of its important mission of helping to empower and improve representation for women in the construction industry, as well as her own personal involvement in supporting the organization through the years from the successful completion of a NEW Signature Project, collaborative mentorship with NEW/CREWNY to most recently transitioning onto the NEW Ambassadors Council. Please join us in congratulating Kasey!

Andrew Bast and Jason Zubatkin Discuss Market Trends with the Commercial Observer

Andrew Bast and Jason Zubatkin Discuss Market Trends with the Commercial Observer

How the Covid pandemic both has and continues to impact costs in today’s market? The Commercial Observer invited our very own Andy Bast and Jason Zubatkin to an insightful discussion with Meyer Mintz from Berdon LLP to discuss construction market trends.

The interview addressed the spike in construction costs in 2021 and how prices have impacted development projects. The discussion also offers insight into market prices across the country and what to expect from the market in 2022.

Watch the full interview on the Commercial Observer.

[Video] Q&A With Zubatkin Owner Representation

Happy Holidays from Zubatkin!

Happy Holidays from Zubatkin!

As the holiday season is upon us, we want to take the opportunity to express to our friends, clients, and partners our good wishes – May the spirit of the season fill your home with love and laughter.

The Zubatkin family wishes you a Happy New Year!

Zubatkin Announces New Promotions

Zubatkin Announces New Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Kasey Pace to Vice President and Joe Buffamante to Senior Project Controls Analyst.

Kasey joined Zubatkin in 2018 and, since then, has shown a significant impact on our projects. Her project management and technical skills quickly made her a valuable member of our team. Her commitment to excellence has not only earned her the highest level of trust and appreciation from clients in projects, it has also earned her recognition as a leader from members of our staff.

Since joining the firm nearly six years ago, Joe has proven to be a great asset to our firm and our clients. A member of the Project Controls team, he has risen through the ranks and continues to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to excellence.

Please join us in congratulating Kasey and Joe!

Jewish Home at Rockleigh Recognized as One of America’s Best Nursing Homes

Jewish Home at Rockleigh Recognized as One of America’s Best Nursing Homes

We are pleased to share that our client, the Jewish Home at Rockleigh has been listed as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes in Newsweek. The publication identifies the nation’s top nursing homes based on three critical criteria: overall performance, peer recommendations, and each facility’s handling of COVID-19.

Furthering the Jewish Home’s efforts to provide state-of-the-art care, we’re excited to report that our work overseeing the construction at the Charles P. Berkowitz Center for Rehabilitation is nearing completion. The new facility will provide warm water aquatic therapy, large inpatient gym areas, dedicated space for outpatients, and a new 60-room residential facility for short-term rehabilitation patients.

Zubatkin is honored to be part of the planning and development of this important project that will help further distinguish the Jewish Home Family as a premier provider of rehabilitation services. Read more about the project and the Jewish Home’s recent gala celebration in the Jewish Standard.

Studio Museum in Harlem Celebrates Construction Milestone

Studio Museum in Harlem Celebrates Construction Milestone

The Studio Museum in Harlem held its Creating Space Ceremony to commemorate the next phase of construction for their new building, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson!

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the premier center for contemporary artists of African descent, the principal visual art institution in Harlem, and a magnet for visitors from around the globe. Their new facility will be the first home the Museum has ever occupied that will be conceived and built for its program – allowing the institution to further connect and serve its community for many generations to come.

Zubatkin is honored to have partnered with the Studio Museum over the last 13 years on the planning and development of this historic project.  We look forward to further progress with the construction in the coming months and the Museum’s eventual opening!

The New-York Historical Society Breaks Ground on Its Expansion

The New-York Historical Society Breaks Ground on Its Expansion

Last month, the New-York Historical Society broke ground on its expansion project, which will add over 70,000 square feet to its campus.  The project will create space for the American LGBTQ+ Museum, the first museum dedicated to LGBTQ history and culture in the City.  The expansion will also provide additional space for educational initiatives, exhibitions, and public programs, as well as collections archives and administrative functions.

Billie Jean King, a well-known advocate for equality and social justice issues, was a guest speaker at the groundbreaking event.  The new building will include the space for the archives of Billie Jean King, as well as other specialty collections. “We are so happy that the American LGBTQ+ Museum has found a home here in New York.  It is our time for our American LGBTQ+ community to share our story – not only to the greater world, but also to one another,” said King.

Zubatkin is thrilled to be part of this visionary project, along with the New-York Historical Society, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and the rest of the project team!

Read more about the milestone via ABC News and watch the ceremony on YouTube.

Spence Celebrates Grand Opening of its New 412 Campus

Spence Celebrates Grand Opening of its New 412 Campus

We’re excited to share that The Spence School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Athletic & Educational Facility on Friday, September 10th, marking the completion of a project that has been nearly a decade in the making.

The 65,000-square-foot building will support Spence’s athletics, performing arts, entrepreneurship, student life, and K-12 ecology and interdisciplinary learning programs. Zubatkin was responsible for overseeing project implementation strategy; selecting and onboarding the project team; managing the design, approvals, and construction; and providing financial controls, administration, and reporting.

Congratulations to the project team of The Spence School, Rogers Partners, Ennead, Gilbane Construction on this incredible milestone! Learn more here.

Albright-Knox Celebrates Topping Out of Gundlach Building

Albright-Knox Celebrates Topping Out of Gundlach Building

We reached an exciting milestone last week with the topping out of the new Buffalo AKG Art Museum – the Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building. With the steel frame structure in place, Gilbane Building Company will next pour the concrete floors, with installation of exterior and interior walls continuing throughout the Fall.

Designed by OMA, in collaboration with Cooper Robertson, the project includes gallery spaces for special exhibitions, a new great lawn, an education wing, and other site improvements throughout the campus. Zubatkin has had the privilege of working with the AKG team on the project implementation strategy, design, and approvals processes, as well as managing the design and implementation of Common Sky – Olafur Eliason/ Studio Other Spaces’ new courtyard enclosure artwork.

Read more about the project in the Buffalo News

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