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.

Earth Day Spotlight: The Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary

Earth Day Spotlight: The Farminary at Princeton Theological Seminary

On Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight the Farminary, an innovative educational program and model of environmental stewardship developed by our client Princeton Theological Seminary. The Farminary (farm + seminary) is a 21-acre farm that is part of the Seminary campus where theological education is integrated with small-scale regenerative agriculture to train faith leaders who are conversant in the fields of ecology, sustainability, and food justice.

Zubatkin serves as an advisor to Princeton Theological Seminary on a variety of foundational planning initiatives. Collaborating with Regenerative Design Group, we supported the development of an Agricultural Master Plan and sustainability assessment framework that celebrate the Farminary as a land-based theological learning community invested in agriculture, thoughtful land stewardship, and the formation of all who participate in its programming. Learn more.

Zubatkin Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Zubatkin Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson was a pioneer – as a family man, soldier, entrepreneur, and trailblazing athlete who fought for racial, social, and economic equality. In celebration of Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th, consider a visit to the eponymous museum that tells the story of his life and character. Designed to educate current and future generations on his activism and impact, this important project also looks back on the civil rights movement and inspires the exploration and discussion of today’s issues.

The space, which opened in September 2022, features artifacts, interactive exhibits, and media highlighting Robinson’s path from baseball champion to champion of equal rights. Zubatkin is honored to have worked alongside the Jackie Robinson Foundation in the planning, design, and construction of the museum honoring his legacy. Learn more about visiting the museum and Zubatkin’s role on the project.

Zubatkin Sponsors NYSAIS Facilities & Operations Conference

Zubatkin Sponsors NYSAIS Facilities & Operations Conference

We are proud to sponsor the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) in its inaugural Facilities & Operations Conference! This event is designed to create a space for networking and learning around topics related to facilities management, operations, and security & safety in K-12 independent schools.

Together with JCJ Architects, we’ll be hosting a discussion on the complementary roles of the owner’s rep and architect on Thursday, March 16th at 1:15pm (Session 5B). We’ll also have a table as part of the Sponsor Showcase that same evening. Mark Minkley and Kathleen Farewell will be representing Zubatkin. We hope to see you there!

Kathleen Farewell Serves as Panelist for Women in Construction Week Event

Kathleen Farewell Serves as Panelist for Women in Construction Week Event

As part of Women in Construction Week, our very own Kathleen Farewell, PE, LFA served on a panel “Female Leaders of Today” profiling women in leadership roles from across the construction industry.  The event offered an engaging discussion on the topics of career and professional development, working together, and developing the next generation of women in the design and construction field.  The other panelists included Megan Brothers, Senior Vice President of Design at Brookfield Properties; Jennifer Tantum, Director of Construction Services with JM Zell; and Jenny Freeman, Managing Director with Group PMX.

Zubatkin Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Zubatkin Celebrates Women in Construction Week

As part of Women in Construction Week, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the incredible work of the talented women that are part of our team at Zubatkin. Our organization is made up of approximately two-thirds women – a rarity for the construction industry and something of which we are particularly proud.  Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our colleagues!

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Women in Construction Week. This year’s theme of “Many Paths, One Mission” celebrates the different journeys women have taken towards strengthening and amplifying their success in the construction industry. Learn more about how professionals from across the country are promoting awareness and hosting events in recognition of this special week: https://wicweek.org/

Zubatkin Sponsors MAAM’s Building Museums Conference

Zubatkin Sponsors MAAM’s Building Museums Conference

We are proud to once again sponsor the MAAM Building Museums Symposium! This year’s conference is taking place in Atlanta from March 12 -14. Jason Zubatkin and Kathleen Farewell will be representing Zubatkin at the conference.

The Building Museums 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.

Poly Prep Celebrates Topping Out of the Poly Arts Center

Poly Prep Celebrates Topping Out of the Poly Arts Center

We are excited to celebrate the topping out milestone of the new Poly Arts Center in Brooklyn!

The Poly Arts Center is a new 10,000 square foot building on Poly Prep’s 25-acre Dyker Heights Brooklyn campus. This construction includes a new visual arts gallery, rehearsal rooms for music and dance, and an enlarged theater lobby with spaces for community, teaching, and exhibitions. The building will be adjacent to the existing 356-seat theater and set design workroom creating a new arts footprint commensurate with the high caliber of Poly Arts programming.

Zubatkin has had the privilege of working alongside the PolyPrep, Sage & Coombe Architects, and Benchmark Builders on the development of the project. We’re excited to see the impact the completed Arts Center will have on the Poly Prep campus and the surrounding Brooklyn arts community.

Construction Advances at the Studio Museum in Harlem

 

Construction for the Studio Museum in Harlem’s new building is progressing, with the façade precast installation underway. Sciame Construction recently shared a snap video of the latest update at the site.

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 world. Once completed, the new building will enable the Studio Museum to better serve a growing and diverse audience, provide additional educational opportunities for people of all ages, expand its program of world-renowned exhibitions, effectively display its singular collection, and strengthen its trailblazing Artist-in-Residence program.

Zubatkin is proud to partner with the Studio Museum, Sciame Construction, Cooper Robertson and Adjaye Associates on the planning and development of this visionary project.

Video by Aaron Thompson Photography

USGA Tops Out Golf House Pinehurst Building

USGA Tops Out Golf House Pinehurst Building

Last week the United States Golf Association topped out its new Test Center and Administration building at its Pinehurst campus in North Carolina. The new building, which broke ground last summer, is on-schedule for completion at the end of this year. Zubatkin is pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with the USGA in managing this project that will serve various operations teams and USGA teammates, and house a new equipment-testing facility, the interactive USGA Experience, a special exhibition of golf artifacts, and an outdoor learning landscape feature highlighting the USGA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

For more information about Zubatkin’s work with USGA, please visit our USGA Pinehurst, USGA Administrative Headquarters, and USGA Museum project pages.

For more photos and additional details of the topping out, visit the USGA’s Facebook page.

 

Zubatkin Announces 2022 ELT Award Recipient: Connie Jacklitsch

Zubatkin Announces 2022 ELT Award Recipient: Connie Jacklitsch

In its third year, the Erica Lindenbaum Tishman Award is presented annually to a person who demonstrates 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 careful review of many nominations, we are pleased to announce Connie Jacklitsch as the recipient of this year’s Award.

Connie has had a tremendous impact on every aspect of our firm and has been nominated every year since the awards program was established.  In her over 17 years at Zubatkin, she has led our Administrative Team and partnered with our Management Team to deliver the highest level of excellence for our clients.  She mentors and develops the support functions of Zubatkin as a key backbone of our business – making sure that nothing skips a beat across all of the varying demands and details that come up in our day to day operations.

Connie is also instrumental to promoting our family culture and values. Her compassionate leadership is recognized by all those who have worked with her.  She wears many hats – “advisor, counselor, coach, listener, or implementer of change” – depending on the situation at hand.  We are extremely fortunate to have her on our team.

As this year’s recipient, Connie has selected the Educational Alliance and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to receive a donation in her honor as part of the Award.  Please join us in congratulating Connie!

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