A new, start-up institution, the National Museum of Mathematics (“MoMath”) is the only museum dedicated to mathematics in the United States. Led by a group of dedicated math enthusiasts, the museum’s mission is to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics.
Located within a historic building that overlooks Madison Square Park, the 20,000 square foot program includes a series of hands-on, interactive exhibits, a temporary exhibit gallery, flexible lecture hall, retail and administrative support spaces. The museum also created a number of public outreach programs, including their popular traveling exhibit, Math Midway, which is currently touring museums and schools across the country.
Role + Responsibilities
A partner with the museum from the project’s inception through opening day, Zubatkin provided support across the strategic planning, design, construction and operation of the facility. At the start of the project, the Zubatkin team helped define key goals and objectives and established a plan for how to translate the institution’s vision and mission into a physical facility. The Zubatkin team also advised on real estate options, site selection and due diligence efforts, oversaw the program development, navigated the municipal approvals and provided the project financial controls, administration and reporting. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings and supporting the development of the interactive exhibits.
Opened on December 12, 2012, the museum has already tripled its original visitor projections.
- Client National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
- Location New York, NY
- BKSK Architects (Building Architect)
- Benchmark Builders (Core & Shell)
- Lexington Design + Fabrication (Exhibits)
- Maltbie (Exhibits)
- MOEY (Exhibits)
- Superior Exhibits and Design (Exhibits)
- Universal Services Associates (Exhibits)