Founded in 1888, the Browning School is an all-boys K-12 independent school with a long history of academic excellence. To support a growth in its enrollment, enhance its upper school campus, and create a home for its athletic programs, Browning acquired a facility a few blocks from its original 1922 Red Door building and developed plans to repurpose the space into educational use.
The program calls for 18 high school classrooms and labs, a regulation-sized gymnasium, library, and cafeteria, as well as arts and community spaces. When completed, the new facility will house Browning’s Upper School, and the spaces at the original 62nd Street building will be repurposed for younger students. The project involves the navigation of a series of complex public approvals, including securing permits from the New York City Board of Standards & Appeals (BSA).
Role + Responsibilities
Browning initially engaged Zubatkin to review the overall implementation strategy to align the project’s programatic, budget, and schedule requirements. The Zubatkin team is currently overseeing the design, procurement, and construction planning, as well as advising on the neighbor, approvals, and community relations strategy. The firm’s In-House Technical Group is being leveraged for drawing reviews and advising on constructability requirements, phasing, and logistics.