USGA Pinehurst

USGA Pinehurst

Zubatkin’s longtime client, the United States Golf Association (USGA), is advancing plans to develop a second campus in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The project will establish a combined visitor center and museum with specialty interactive exhibits, offices for USGA staff, a turf grass laboratory and an advanced golf equipment testing center – the only one of its kind in America. TheUSGA’s primary headquarters and the USGA Golf Museum and Library will continue to operate in New Jersey.

The design for Golf House Pinehurst looks to honor the rich history of the 19th and early 20th century building styles that are representative of the architectural character of the region. The campus will include three buildings with views of the historic Pinehurst Country Club. The project also aims to integrate the physical environment with the surrounding site as part of the overall visitor experience. An outdoor learning landscape with native plants and pollinator habitats will contribute to expanding awareness of the USGA’s sustainability initiatives.

Center of Theological Inquiry

Center of Theological Inquiry

The Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI) in Princeton, New Jersey is an independent nonprofit that brings together leading thinkers from around the globe to collaborate on interdisciplinary research initiatives. By convening theologians and scholars in the humanities and sciences, the institution is well positioned to connect research conversations with practitioners and policymakers.

As the result of a Strategic Planning process that aims to strengthen connections with the public and community, CTI embarked on a renovation of Luce Hall located in the Mercer Hill historic district. The project will transform the facility into a state-of-the-art building, increasing collaborative work spaces for visiting scholars, creating more assembly areas for its events, and providing suitable spaces and technology for digital programming and global outreach. The project requires the careful navigation of local Princeton approvals and community relations efforts

Central Queens Academy

Central Queens Academy

Central Queens Academy (“CQA”) is a tuition-free, public middle school. Established in 2012, CQA serves close to 400 scholars of diverse backgrounds from kindergarten through eight grade. The institution’s mission is to prepare each and every student for a college education.

With the goal of creating unified facilities to grow their program, CQA has searched for and reviewed a number of opportunities to work with development partners on the construction of purpose-built facilities for the school in Queens. CQA advanced the programming and design efforts to the Concept Design level and then worked with development partners, who was in turn responsible for completing the design and building out the space according to the institution’s requirements.

Spence 412 Athletic & Ecology Center

Spence 412 Athletic & Ecology Center

With the goal of providing additional and enhanced spaces for its Athletics, Ecology and Arts programs within proximity of its core campus, Spence acquired a site and developed a plan to build a new, six-story athletic and ecology center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The program called for a regulation sized gymnasium, training room, 9 squash courts, lockers rooms, teaching kitchen, student cafe, multi-purpose arts room, ecology classroom and greenhouse. The project involved the navigation of a series of complex public approvals and logistical challenges, as well as coordination with the community and ongoing communications with neighboring property owners.

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.

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