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The McNay


Shifting the organization of the art museum’s grounds from the former architecturally-focused museum to that of a campus garden, the landscape surrounding the new entry embraces both contemporary art and celebrates the rich history of the property. The first phase of work creates a signature event and sculpture lawn, re-sets the arrival sequence for the museum, and elevates their presence within the neighborhood with the expansion and improvement of the grounds.

In addition to improving vehicular circulation, pedestrian experience, and connection with the surrounding neighborhoods, emphasis was placed on establishing a more botanical experience within the museum landscape. This included the removal of invasive species as well as the planting of 142 new trees, 40 native and adapted species, and 2 acres of native prairie.

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