The United States Golf Association (USGA) Museum is an institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the game of golf and serves as a steward for the game’s history and future. The Museum is home to the world’s premier collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia.
To further its mission and improve the overall functionality of the museum, the USGA embarked on an expansion project to create the new Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History. The addition includes gallery spaces, research areas, library, collections storage, administrative offices and museum store. The Hall of Champions, one of the signature architectural spaces, was developed to showcase trophies from all of the USGA national championships. The project also includes a 10,000 sf putting green.
Role + Responsibilities
Zubatkin was retained early on to oversee the strategic planning to determine the scope, budget and schedule for both the expansion and exhibit components of the project. The firm also developed a framework for the selection of the design and construction teams and oversaw the subsequent design, municipal approvals, construction and occupancy of the project. The In-House Technical Group assisted in the review of drawings, resolution of technical issues, bid and award process for trade contracts, and change management.