The Metropolitan Chapter of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) offers educational opportunities and leadership development for professionals connected to the management of clubs. For the organization’s upcoming September Education Session, the programming will focus on how to strategically plan and manage capital construction projects.
Zubatkin’s Senior Principal Andy Bast will be speaking and presenting as part of two of the sessions. Andy will discuss the proposed structures for successful project delivery, including a review of the roles of the different A/E/C consultant partners. He will then moderate a panel of industry experts who will share their own experiences from recently completed projects. Learn more, and join us on Tuesday, September 26th by registering for this in-person event.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Image © American Museum of Natural History, Iwan Baan