Peter Barth Discusses Role of Owner’s Rep on ‘Sisto Says’ Podcast

Zubatkin’s own Peter Barth recently joined Sisto Martello on @Design 2147’s Sisto Says podcast to discuss the role of an Owner’s Representative in guiding the overall capital planning and construction delivery process.

Peter talks about Zubatkin’s approach to the owner’s representative role– collaboratively working with clients, consultant partners, and other stakeholders to move a project forward while also ensuring the end-product ultimately meets the needs and expectations of the owner. From managing every aspect of a project including the budget, schedule, and vendors, to focusing on early strategic development and project management, Zubatkin supports its clients from the early conceptual stages through design, construction, and operational turnover.

Zubatkin Announces New Promotions

Zubatkin Announces New Promotions

On behalf of the leadership of the firm, we are proud to announce the promotions of Steve Saccomanno to Senior Project Manager and Liz Shumate to Project Manager!

At Zubatkin, we value the hard work and commitment of our team members. These promotions are a testament to Steve and Liz’s exceptional abilities and the high standards they uphold on a day-to-day basis in delivering results for our clients. We are proud of our colleagues and look forward to the continued success they will bring to our organization and projects. Congratulations!

Matthew Doherty to Serve on Panel for Tannenbaum Helpern’s Construction Law Webinar

Matthew Doherty to Serve on Panel for Tannenbaum Helpern’s Construction Law Webinar

Next week, Matthew Doherty, Principal at Zubatkin, will join construction attorneys Melissa Billig and Maryann C. Stallone from Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP and building forensics expert Timothy D. Lynch, PE from Thornton Tomasetti for a session on “Construction Access Agreements: How Sophisticated Owners Can Proactively Plan and Manage Challenges”.

These expert panelists will offer practical advice for property owners and developers, review changes in the laws governing neighboring properties during construction, and discuss strategies for mitigating impacts to project budgets and schedules.

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th at 12:30pm (EST) by registering for this interactive webinar.

Buffalo AKG Art Museum Celebrates Opening of Transformational Project

Buffalo AKG Art Museum Celebrates Opening of Transformational Project

Earlier this week, we were honored to join the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in celebrating the opening of its transformational campus expansion and development project!

Driven by goals to significantly expand its accessibility and enhance engagement with its local and global community, the renewed campus features a new gallery building, a transparent connecting bridge, and a series of extensive renovations to the existing buildings and landscape.

Designed by OMA and Cooper Robertson and implemented in collaboration with Gilbane, and Arc Building Partners, the program includes over 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space, a new education wing, and community gathering space.

In addition, a newly enclosed courtyard at the Knox Building features Common Sky, a site-specific art installation by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann of  Studio Other Spaces. The signature artwork consists of a canopy of glass and mirrors that provides space that is fully open to the public and connects visitors with the historic Olmsted landscape.

Thank you to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum for entrusting us to support the strategic planning, approvals, and delivery of this incredible project! We were honored to have played a role in managing the overall project delivery, as well as overseeing the development of the Common Sky art installation.

Learn more about the opening event and project details in the Buffalo News.

© Photo by Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of the Buffalo AKG, OMA, Studio Other Spaces, and Cooper Robertson

 

Zubatkin Celebrates MuseumWeek 2023

As part of MuseumWeek, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the incredible institutions across the East Coast with whom we’ve had the privilege of collaborating over the course of Zubatkin Owner Representation’s 29-year history. We put together a brief collection of images that highlights some of our work on museum expansions and renovations; exhibit development projects; educational programs and spaces; collections storage and conservation facilities; and other supporting spaces and infrastructure.

MuseumWeek 2023 marks the tenth year of the official international celebration of museums and cultural institutions. This year’s theme, Nature & Culture, takes a deeper look into the role museums play in today’s world – celebrating them as places of inclusivity, exploration, and dialogue. Whether the focus is on art, science, or both, a museum encourages the appreciation and preservation of the natural world. Learn more here.

Ronald McDonald House-NY Opens New Hospital Family Room

Ronald McDonald House-NY Opens New Hospital Family Room

Last week, we celebrated the opening of the newest Ronald McDonald Family Room at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst! An integral part of Ronald McDonald House New York’s hospital outreach program, the family rooms provide caregivers and families with a flexible space for meals, resting, and other support services while their children are undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses.

This project is part of a larger program sponsored by RMH-NY that will renovate spaces to create family rooms at three additional hospitals across New York City by the end of 2023. Zubatkin is honored to be managing the delivery of this program and to be working with Fradkin & McAlpin Architects and Coyle Contracting Corporation in support of RMH-NY’s important mission. Read more here.

Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation Featured on PBS News Hour

The recent opening of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation was featured on this week’s PBS News Hour. Learn more and take a tour of the project!

Manton Research Center Celebrates 50 Years

Manton Research Center Celebrates 50 Years

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Manton Research Center at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts!  The building supports an innovative program co-sponsored by Williams College and the Clark for graduate students advancing careers as academic and museum professionals. The Manton Research Center distinguishes the Clark as one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a center for research and higher education.

Zubatkin served as the owner’s representative for the planning and implementation of the Clark’s transformative master plan for its 140-acre campus.  The project included the renovation of the Manton Research Center with Selldorf Architects, Gensler and Consigli Construction in 2016.  Learn more.

Images © James Ewing

Zubatkin Team Joins CM Partner Turner Construction in Construction Safety Week Stand-Down

Zubatkin Team Joins CM Partner Turner Construction in Construction Safety Week Stand-Down

Earlier this week, Turner Construction Company invited Zubatkin team members to take part in a Safety Stand-Down for programming focused on worksite safety at our shared jobsite at Jamestown’s One Times Square. The theme of this year’s Construction Safety Week “Strong Voices, Safe Choices” reminds us that safety is the number one priority, and empowers staff to recognize and act on any potential hazard putting the team in harm’s way. All craft and design professionals, clients, and trade partners must work collectively toward building a culture of safety.

Gilder Center for Science, Education & Innovation Opens to the Public

Gilder Center for Science, Education & Innovation Opens to the Public

Today marks the opening of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History!

Already hailed as a soaring architectural achievement, the 230,000-square-foot Gilder Center embodies the Museum’s mission of science and education. The program includes world-class research facilities and scientific collections, next-generation classrooms, and innovative exhibitions. The first major expansion since the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the new wing designed by Studio Gang creates 33 new connections among 10 of the Museum’s campus buildings.

We’ve had the privilege of partnering with American Museum of Natural History on its capital projects and master planning initiatives since 1995. We’re incredibly humbled to have the opportunity to work with an amazing team of professionals in service of the Museum’s mission and goals.

Learn more about the Gilder Center via the AMNH website, NYTimes, New Yorker, Architect’s Newspaper, and Smithsonian Magazine.

 Image © American Museum of Natural History, Iwan Baan

Zubatkin Supports Construction Safety Week: Strong Voices, Safe Choices

Zubatkin Supports Construction Safety Week: Strong Voices, Safe Choices

May 1st marked the beginning of Construction Safety Week 2023! Throughout our 29-year history, Zubatkin has partnered with clients and construction teams to support safety on our projects. We are proud of the fact that all of our project management staff hold the OSHA 10-Hour Certification and have completed the 4-Hour Scaffold Training. As an organization, we make it a priority to remain apprised of the latest industry best practices and OSHA standards.

This year’s theme “Strong Voices, Safe Choices” reminds us that we must encourage an open dialogue and continual learning around building a culture of safety on all worksites. Every person plays a role in keeping everyone safe.

Julie Geden Serves as Panelist at WX’s April Breakfast

Julie Geden Serves as Panelist at WX’s April Breakfast

Earlier this morning, Julie Geden joined other industry experts at WX (New York Women Executives in Real Estate)’s monthly breakfast panel. Speakers from different organizations discussed the state of the construction industry, including the outlook for the market, key trends and areas of innovation. The other panelists included Mariana Circiumaru, Managing Director – Head of Development & Construction – East Coast at Cain International, Patricia Hauserman, Senior Director Construction & Development at Atlas Capital Group, and Amy Wincko, Senior Vice President Operational Excellence & Strategic Planning at STO Building Group.

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