Clark Art Institute

Lunder Center at Stone Hill

Zubatkin was hired to assist in the development of the master plan for our campus expansion. Their technical abilities combined with their leadership skills have been invaluable. I’ve been notably impressed with their ability to work with both our world-renowned architect Tadao Ando and a locally-based architecture team. Their communication skills, leadership, and day-to-day management have not only been noticed by us, but by the entire project team who hold them in the highest regard.

Dr. Michael Conforti

As the first phase to its $145 million campus transformation, the Clark Art Institute advanced a new conservation building called the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, the project includes art preservation and conservation, educational spaces, two smaller exhibit galleries and a terrace café. Reflecting the Clark’s strong commitment to sustainability, the building has its own geothermal energy plant and is carefully integrated into the natural landscape. To maintain effective temperature control, the conservation spaces required the introduction of specialty HVAC systems. The Lunder Center at Stone Hill represents the first new building implemented at the Clark since 1973.

Role + Responsibilities

During the development of the master plan, Zubatkin was originally engaged to help match the project scope with the budget. Following this initial work, the Zubatkin team managed the design process and supported the construction of the Phase I Lunder Center at Stone Hill. The team also assisted in the management of the project financial controls, including the budget, schedule, administration and reporting for the Lunder Center.

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  • Client Clark Art Institute
  • Location Williamstown, MA
  • Size

    32,000 sf

  • Architect
    • Tadao Ando Architect and Associates (Design Architect)
    • Gensler (Executive Architect)
  • Construction Manager
    • Barr & Barr

LEED Silver

Geothermal Energy – Reduction of Electricity and Heating Resources by 28%

Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Management – Reduction of Water Consumption by 50% per Year

Permeable pavements manage storm water run-off

Low Flow Fixtures conserve water usage

Best Landscape Design, The Architect’s Newspaper, 2015

Apollo Award for Museum Opening of the Year, 2014

Best in Architecture 2014, The Wall Street Journal