The Century Association

Rooftop Expansion

Established in 1847 to promote the advancement of art and literature, The Century is a club comprised of over two thousand authors, artists and amateurs of letters and fine arts.  The Century is a quintessentially New York place.  The institution’s landmarked building was originally designed by renowned architects, McKim, Mead & White.

The Century engaged Zubatkin to oversee their major rooftop expansion project, which added a full floor and outdoor terrace area to the building.  The project scope also included various infrastructure improvements and upgrades to the archival support facilities.

Role + Responsibilities

The Century retained Zubatkin early on to oversee the planning, design, and construction of the rooftop addition project. A majority of the construction was phased during the summer months to coordinate around the club’s ongoing operations. The Zubatkin team provided expertise on the overall implementation strategy, including phasing and logistics, and managed the financial reporting, project controls and reporting. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings, addressed constructability issues relating to the structural impact of the rooftop addition, and assisted in the bid and award process for trade contracts.

Zubatkin holds a longstanding relationship with The Century. Managing Principal Marty Zubatkin was originally involved in the 100-year anniversary renovation and expansion project that was advanced under the leadership of The Century’s Building Committee Chairman, Frederick P. Rose. Zubatkin continues to work with The Century on an ongoing basis, currently representing their interests in the demolition and construction of a neighboring building.

Related Projects

  • Client Century Association
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    6,000 sf (Addition)

  • Architect
    • Byron Bell Architects and Planners
  • Construction Manager
    • EW Howell