As one of New York City’s premiere art galleries, Sperone Westwater hosts exhibits from prominent international artists working in a variety of media. In 2008, Sperone Westwater sought to relocate and develop a trademark facility in the Lower East Side. Designed by Foster + Partners, the new, vertical building provides a new permanent home for the gallery. The project includes a 12 by 20-foot elevator that acts as a moving room, creating for a one-of-a-kind visitor experience. The facility also features a specialty glass façade and museum-quality finishes and exhibits.
Role + Responsibilities
Sperone Westwater retained Zubatkin to assist in the close-out of the project and to support negotiations related to the design and construction of the building. The Zubatkin team also reviewed logistics plans to allow the gallery to maintain operations and minimize the impacts of the construction on its day-to-day activities.
Zubatkin continues to work with Sperone Westwater on an ongoing basis, providing strategic advice on a variety of real estate issues.
- Client Sperone Westwater Gallery
- Location New York, NY
- Foster + Partners (Design Architect)
- Adamson Associates Architects (Collaborating Architect)
- Sciame Construction
Solar passive design utilizes natural light
Façade dual buffer zone designed to utilize sunlight and control temperature
Natural ventilation and cooling system reduces energy usage
International Award, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 2012
MASterworks Award of Best New Building, Municipal Arts Society of New York, 2011
Merit Award, AIA New York, 2011
Award of Excellence, International Association of Lighting Designers, 2011