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.
Role + Responsibilities
Horace Mann retained Zubatkin early on to develop a Project Implementation Plan that outlined an overall strategy and roadmap for the development of the various projects. The team managed the programming, design and construction, as well as the financial controls, administration and reporting. The Zubatkin team also advised on the municipal approvals strategy, as well as the neighbor and community relations. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings, reviewed the project logistics and phasing alternates, and oversaw the bid and award process for trade contracts.