As the first phase to its $145 million campus transformation, the Clark Art Institute advanced a new conservation building called the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, the project includes art preservation and conservation, educational spaces, two smaller exhibit galleries and a terrace café. Reflecting the Clark’s strong commitment to sustainability, the building has its own geothermal energy plant and is carefully integrated into the natural landscape. To maintain effective temperature control, the conservation spaces required the introduction of specialty HVAC systems. The Lunder Center at Stone Hill represents the first new building implemented at the Clark since 1973.
Role + Responsibilities
During the development of the master plan, Zubatkin was originally engaged to help match the project scope with the budget. Following this initial work, the Zubatkin team managed the design process and supported the construction of the Phase I Lunder Center at Stone Hill. The team also assisted in the management of the project financial controls, including the budget, schedule, administration and reporting for the Lunder Center.
- Client Clark Art Institute
- Location Williamstown, MA
- Tadao Ando Architect and Associates (Design Architect)
- Gensler (Executive Architect)
- Barr & Barr
Geothermal Energy – Reduction of Electricity and Heating Resources by 28%
Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Management – Reduction of Water Consumption by 50% per Year
Permeable pavements manage storm water run-off
Low Flow Fixtures conserve water usage
Best Landscape Design, The Architect’s Newspaper, 2015
Apollo Award for Museum Opening of the Year, 2014
Best in Architecture 2014, The Wall Street Journal