In 1985, Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) founded and designed a new museum to display what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. After two decades of use, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum embarked on a major renovation to expand their program space and update their facilities while preserving the original character of the building. The multi-phase project included a new education center, café and shop, as well as infrastructure and life safety upgrades. The renovation also involved the installation of a new HVAC system that allowed the museum to remain open year round.
Role + Responsibilities
When the project was facing challenges with the contractor, the Noguchi Museum called on Zubatkin to review the status of the work and outline a strategy to move forward. Zubatkin facilitated the resolution of the technical and contracting issues related to the renovations of the existing space, allowing the project to move forward. The Zubatkin team also assisted in resolving issues related to City funding.