Jackie Robinson Museum

The Jackie Robinson Museum expands the Foundation’s mission to educate current and future generations of Americans on the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. Invoking Robinson’s role as a champion for racial, social, and economic equality, the museum serves as a catalyst for dialogue on today’s issues and tells the important story of the civil rights movement.

Located within a landmarked building in Lower Manhattan, the space features a combination of interactive, media-based exhibitions and galleries to illuminate the life and character of one of the most storied athletes of all time. The museum’s collection includes over 4,500 artifacts and 40,000 historical images accessible through a variety of interactive kiosks and digital displays. The JRM Education Center provides opportunities for on-site instruction, discussions, and special events.

Role + Responsibilities

A partner with the Jackie Robinson Foundation from early concept through turn-over, Zubatkin facilitated the strategic planning, design, approvals construction, and opening of the new museum. At the beginning of the project, the Zubatkin team helped to outline a plan for how to translate the vision and mission of the museum into a physical facility. The team also supported the negotiations with the landlord to align tenant and base building requirements, managed selection of the project design and construction team, as well as oversaw the development and implementation of the exhibition program.

The firm’s Project Controls group provided the budget management, administration and reporting to comply with City funding requirements. The In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings and advised on the municipal approvals strategy with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

  • Client Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • Location New York, NY
  • Size

    28,000 sf

  • Architect
    • Gensler
  • Construction Manager
    • Structure Tone