The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan—the largest JCC in the US—provides a deep and thoughtful mix of cultural, educational, and recreational programs and events for both children and adults. The demand for diverse program offerings and membership growth spurred the need for a major new multi-use facility. The new facility was designed to host a variety of spaces, including a multipurpose auditorium, nursery school with an innovative rooftop playground, 12 specialty classrooms, library, swimming pool, full-sized gym, health and wellness center and administrative offices.
Role + Responsibilities
Zubatkin was originally retained to help select the design consultants. The firm was later re-engaged to help address significant environmental site conditions and construction challenges that arose from the fact that the new building was being built on the site of a former gas station. The Zubatkin team also worked to facilitate the logistics and coordination of the building systems, overseeing the final completion and occupancy of the new facility.
The Upper West Side building opened to acclaim and is recognized as a model for JCC facilities across the United States.
- Client JCC Manhattan
- Location New York, NY
- Diamond Schmitt Architects (Design Architect)
- SLCE Architects (Executive Architect)
- Amec Foster Wheeler (Formerly AMEC)