Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting a mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships between Asia and the United States in a global context. Its New York building includes a museum with an exceptional collection of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art, as well as its organizational headquarters.
The Asia Society and Museum in New York embarked on a major renovation and expansion project. The transformation of the building provided a significant enlargement of gallery spaces, a more efficient layout of the office floors, and expanded visitor service functions, including the museum shop and life safety systems. The program also included a renovated 400-seat auditorium and a new, two-story garden court.
Role + Responsibilities
The Asia Society engaged Zubatkin at the start of the project to develop a full range of expansion options to meet their current and future needs. Key to the program was maintaining building operations, with temporary relocations limited to an as needed basis. The Zubatkin team provided leadership and expertise on the project phasing and logistics strategy, setting up an intensive, multi-phase schedule for construction and coordinating neighbor relations. The Zubatkin team was also responsible for managing the financial reporting, project controls and administration. The firm’s In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings and the bid and award process for trade contracts.
- Client Asia Society and Museum
- Location New York, NY
- Voorsanger Architects
- J.A. Jones-GMO, LLC
Commissioning optimizes building efficiencies
Indoor courtyard improves air quality & ventilation
Skylights reduce energy consumption
No VOC materials used
Bamboo wood flooring