Superblue Miami

Superblue Miami

Superblue is a new, innovative arts venture that aims to bring groundbreaking experiential arts installations to broader audiences. Superblue’s Experiential Art Centers (EACs) will exhibit foundational artists like James Turrell, best known for his work with light and space; teamLab, a Japanese Art Collective that works in complex technological media; and Es Devlin, an artist known for large-scale performative sculptures and environments.

Zubatkin collaborated with Superblue on its first location in Miami, where a former food distribution warehouse was leased from the neighboring Rubell Museum and transformed into a flexible exhibition space design to accept large scale, immersive art installations. The project required the navigation of local approvals with the City of Miami, including the Fire Department and Department of Public Works, and involved a close collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to meet critical opening deadlines.

Westport Weston Family YMCA

Westport Weston Family YMCA

Since the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s successful opening of the Bedford Family Center, the Family YMCA engaged Zubatkin to lead a strategic master plan to further develop its campus identity, improve circulation and access, and centralize program offerings. Priorities centered on improvements to the YMCA’s campus, including its summer camp, gymnastics and wellness programs.

The campus master plan was realized through the implementation of several major projects:

  • A 22,000 SF addition to the Bedford Family Center providing spaces for gymnastics, classrooms, and expanded wellness areas. The expansion also allowed the YMCA to grow offerings for high-demand programs, such as group exercise classes, indoor cycling, youth programs, dance, and support after-school activities.
  • Improvements to the campus included a new outdoor lap and teaching pool, pool house, splash pad, activity pavilions, giant slides, archery range, climbing wall, and multi-sports field. The scope also included the renovation of Becks Lodge into a youth/teen center, renovation of the outdoor amphitheater, and upgrades to the playground. Extensive sitework and landscape improvements enhanced circulation and accessibility throughout the campus including a fitness trail loop and recreational water access.

The projects were carefully phased to allow the YMCA to maintain ongoing operations during construction and were successfully delivered on schedule and within budget through the COVID-19 pandemic.

UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York is the central philanthropic and planning organization for New York’s Jewish community, supporting hundreds of organizations both locally and around the world.  As one of its centennial initiatives in 2017, the organization launched Upward New York, a comprehensive antipoverty program designed to help individuals and families move from crisis to stability.

The Queens Hub is a multi-service center that supports one of the City’s most vulnerable communities. Delivered in partnership with Commonpoint Queens, the building houses several UJA nonprofit partners and offers a central point to access a variety of essential financial, legal, employment, mental health, counseling, and food distribution resources. The construction involved a full interior and exterior renovation to convert a former bowling alley into a state-of-the-art facility that features classrooms, computer labs, a teaching kitchen, a pantry, and counseling and administration spaces.

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary

A professional and graduate school that supports an approximately 360-student community of worship and learning, Princeton Theological Seminary owns and operates multiple campuses in Princeton, West Windsor, and Lawrenceville. Their 70+ buildings support a full spectrum of programs, including academic, residential, religious, administrative, athletic, library, and dining spaces.

To further its mission and provide modern, safe, functional, and attractive facilities, the Seminary embarked on a comprehensive Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) to review all existing buildings and supporting infrastructure across its various properties. The final report presented a prioritized, building-by-building assessment of physical conditions, as well as estimated costs for the deferred maintenance and capital improvements identified. As an important real estate and capital planning tool, the FCA represented a critical step in supporting broader strategic initiatives and preparing for upcoming campus master planning work.

Horace Mann School

Horace Mann School

To further its mission and advance the goals outlined in its Strategic Plan, the Horace Mann School embarked on the planning and implementation of a variety of academic, health and wellness projects within the existing Middle and Upper Division Campus.

The new Lutnick Hall focuses on providing new, state-of-the-art science research and laboratory spaces, as well as offers new valuable public space for students to gather, collaborate and learn. The program includes a Campus Center, Center for Community Values & Action, student café, “drop and plop” spaces to encourage chance encounters and exchanges, meeting rooms for quiet study, and a great room to accommodate larger meetings. The masonry building also creates a new front door to the North Campus that seamlessly blends with the campus architecture and landscape – improving circulation and functionality, while also addressing broader accessibility goals.

Horace Mann School

Horace Mann School

Founded in 1887, Horace Mann School is a preK-12 independent school with a long history of supporting a diverse community of students. As an outcome of a Strategic Plan and Campus Master Planning process, Horace Mann embarked on the planning and implementation of several transformational projects at its 18-acre Middle and Upper Division campus, including:

  • A New Science and Campus Center at Lutnick Hall that features chemistry, biology, and physics labs, informal collaboration spaces, classrooms, and offices. The new Campus Center provides dedicated space for student activities, lounge areas, a great room for meeting and collaboration, and quiet rooms for independent or group study.
  • The Loria Family Aquatic Center, a new facility that houses an eight-lane competition pool that accommodates water polo, swimming, and youth instruction and includes a 150-person observation deck.
  • Restoration and Renovation of Prettyman Hall to accommodate a broader range of athletic activities and support campus wellness initiatives. The renovation included the restoration of the exterior masonry, enhancements to the gymnasiums and locker rooms, and new mechanical systems. The project also includes the adaptive reuse of the former pool area into a new fitness center. The adjoining Friedman Hall creates an atrium to welcome visitors and improves campus accessibility.
  • The Renovation of Pforzheimer Hall features improved middle school science facilities, faculty support spaces, and classrooms.
    The projects faced a series of complex phasing and logistical challenges that required careful planning to allow the school to maintain day-to-day operations and safety during construction. Located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, the work also demanded the navigation of the twelve-month zoning authorization in a large-scale community facility development approvals process.

Horace Mann School

Horace Mann School

To further its mission and advance the goals outlined in its Strategic Plan, the Horace Mann School implemented a variety of academic, health and wellness projects within the existing Middle and Upper Division Campus. The Campus Athletic Center work encompasses the new Loria Family Aquatics Center, renovation of Prettyman Hall, and new Friedman Hall.

New Loria Family Aquatics Center
The Loria Family Aquatics Center features an eight-lane competition pool that accommodates water polo, swimming, and youth instruction. The program also includes new locker rooms and a 150-person observation deck.

Prettyman Hall Renovation & New Friedman Hall
The restoration and renovation of Prettyman Hall expand athletic offerings and support campus wellness initiatives. The renovation included a new fitness center, lower level gymnasium, minor modifications to the upper gymnasium, renovation of locker rooms and new mechanical systems. The adjoining Friedman Hall creates an atrium lobby to welcome visitors and improves campus accessibility.

Siwanoy Country Club

Siwanoy Country Club

Established in 1901 and home of the historic first PGA championship, Siwanoy Country Club is one of the finest private member-owned clubs in lower Westchester County. To further its mission of providing the highest level of services and improve its amenity offerings, the Club embarked on a multi-phase master plan to renovate its clubhouse and redevelop the golf facility. The first phase of the program focused on the clubhouse renovation and features new state of the art kitchen and dining facilities, completely renovated and enlarged interior spaces, and new multi-level exterior member areas overlooking the golf course.

LuHi

LuHi

Founded in 1960, Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School (LuHi) is a private Christian college-preparatory school serving students in grades 6 through 12 at a historic, 32-acre campus. In an effort to strategically review their priorities for the future, LuHi embarked on several campus planning initiatives to further align the campus’s physical environment with the School’s core mission, programmatic goals, and identity.

The planning effort began with a high-level review of LuHi’s existing campus facilities to develop a baseline understanding of the key opportunities and constraints. Through a series of workshops with its community of administrators, faculty, alumni, students and parents, the School subsequently developed a new Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan. The resulting goals include:

  • Re-imagining academic classrooms as flexible, modern learning spaces;
  • Elevating STEM and Arts programs;
  • Building upon a strong athletics program;
  • Identifying sustainability strategies;
  • Improving landscape connectivity by enhancing circulation, wayfinding, site safety and security.

Brick Presbyterian Church

Brick Presbyterian Church

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Brick Presbyterian Church is a lively congregation with a venerable history that dates back to 1767. The Brick Church School has also been providing elementary and early childhood education since 1940. In celebration of their 250th Anniversary, the organization embarked on a series of signature renewal projects to celebrate its legacy and position itself to best serve its community well into the future.

The capital project priorities addressed improvements to the main entrance and lobby, early childhood education spaces and elementary school classrooms, outdoor garden and playground, and various code-related upgrades throughout the campus. The scope of work included upgrades to accessibility, interior finishes, features such as the historic plaques and fountain at the garden, and associated mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. In addition, Brick Church performed the work and coordinated the approvals required for a change of the New and Old Parish Houses’ Certificates of Occupancy to educational use.

The Pennington School

The Pennington School

Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school that serves day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12 at its 55-acre campus in central New Jersey. Building upon the recent Strategic Plan that confirmed the institution’s priorities as faculty excellence and the student experience, Pennington embarked on several campus planning initiatives that will be foundational for an upcoming Capital Campaign.

Pennington initially developed a Landscape Master Plan (LMP) to explore opportunities that would allow a more pedestrian-friendly environment for students and visitors, improve campus signage and wayfinding, and strengthen the brand of the institution along the campus edge. The LMP also sought to incorporate principles of sustainable design to further Pennington’s commitment to the environment. To maximize the value of the planning work, the recommendations were informed by input from a diverse and inclusive range of constituents through focus and working group meetings.

Building on this work, Pennington subsequently developed a Campus Master Plan (CMP) that will guide capital project decision-making primary initiatives: student and faculty housing; athletics and recreation; and performing arts and all-school gathering spaces. The CMP complements the LMP by considering how investments in existing and new buildings will fit into the landscape, and adhere to the principles and recommendation of the LMP.

USGA

USGA

The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the leading organization dedicated to the game of golf, serving as the governing body for the sport in both the United States and Mexico. Based in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, the USGA owns and operates a historic, 230-acre campus that includes its global administrative headquarters, a public museum, a research and test center, and an outdoor putting green.

The USGA embarked on a master planning process to reimagine its global headquarters, foster a more inclusive image of the organization, and better position its facilities for the future. The multi-phased project involved the renovation and addition of over 125,000 sf of offices in open, activity-based layouts reflective of today’s collaborative and digital work environment. The program also included a golf simulator, a state-of-the-art exercise facility, conference space, data center, and other supporting infrastructure. To reflect the USGA’s commitment to environmental stewardship, significant landscape enhancements were implemented to improve campus accessibility and incorporate sustainable resource conservation strategies. The project is respective of the unique historic character of the campus, and the work was phased to allow the institution to maintain ongoing operations during construction.

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