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.
Role + Responsibilities
Zubatkin served as an extension to the Seminary’s in-house facilities team and was responsible for managing the development of the FCA. The work began with a thorough and qualitative RFP process to identify the right project partner, then involved strategic management of the study to ensure its value for senior leadership and operations/maintenance decision-making. The relationship is continuing with foundational planning work that will serve the Seminary as they look forward to campus planning initiatives that will support their vision for the future.
The Zubatkin team continues to support the Seminary’s leadership, providing ongoing consultation on governance and communications strategies, program and space planning, campus master planning, and other real estate initiatives.