American Museum of Natural History


In addition to its exhibition and building projects located in the public realm, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) undertakes infrastructure and back of house facility upgrades, as well as maintenance projects to support its twenty-five building historic campus. As its first project with AMNH, Zubatkin oversaw the planning and implementation of a central mechanical plant to service the entire Museum complex.

Role + Responsibilities

Over the last twenty-five years, Zubatkin has had the privilege of partnering with the Museum on its major capital projects and other master planning initiatives. The Zubatkin team has overseen a variety of infrastructure upgrades and energy conservation planning projects, including:

• Artifact and Collections Storage
• Building Management Systems Controls Planning and Upgrades
• Central HVAC Plant Master Planning
• Chiller and Cooling Tower Plant Expansion
• Electrical Service and Emergency Power Upgrades
• Facilities and Operations Management Assessments
• Fire Protection and Life Safety Upgrades
• Lighting Upgrades
• Maintenance Plan Schedule Development
• Performance Commissioning and Retrocommissioning
• PlaNYC 2030 Energy Conservation Projects
• Preventative Maintenance
• Roof Replacement
• Steam System Upgrades

These projects require a strong understanding of working within historic buildings and structures, and are carefully phased to minimize impacts to the Museum’s ongoing operations.

Related Projects

  • Client American Museum of Natural History
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    1,800,000 sf

  • Architect
    • Varies by Individual Project
  • Construction Manager
    • Varies by Individual Project

Commissioning optimizes building efficiencies

Chilled water conversion and cooling tower implementation reduces energy use

Roof, window and masonry repairs improve thermal performance

No VOC materials used

Low Flow Fixtures conserve water usage

Existing materials re-use conserve natural resources

FSC certified millwork

Lighting upgrades reduce energy use

PlaNYC Funding