Owner's Representative—New York, New York

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve, and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and historical significance of Himalayan art, and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world cultures. The Rubin Museum is committed to addressing a diverse audience—from connoisseurs and scholars to the general public. Through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, the Rubin Museum is an international center for the preservation, study, and enjoyment of Himalayan art.

Founded in 1999, the Museum has been engaging visitors through exhibitions, educational and public programming, and special events that invite a broad range of cultural and historical exploration. With 25,000 square feet of gallery space—in addition to public spaces, an education studio, a state-of-the-art theater, a shop, and a café—the museum draws more than 100,000 visitors a year.

With the ever growing art collection and successfully evolving program, the Museum considered expanding into the neighboring building. Jonathan Rose Companies was selected by the Rubin Museum to perform a feasibility analysis for the 39,000sf space. Our goal was to identify development strategies and to determine which approaches are both financially feasible and consistent with the Museum’s principles and vision. Our analysis included a comprehensive description and assessment of development options for the site, estimate of project costs, and a project schedule for the completion of the selected options.

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Project Profile

Feasibility Study for a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

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Project Team
Beyer Blinder Belle
Project Status

Completion: 2010

Total Project Size / Budget
39,000 SF