DeCordova Museum

Master Plan + New Entry | Lincoln, Massachusetts

DeCordova, home of a nationally known art museum and museum school, displays contemporary sculpture over 35 acres of open space, attracting museum visitors, naturalists and picnickers alike.

In a series of bold and subtle strokes, Halvorson Design transformed this popular, yet problematic, landscape into an elegant, safe setting for outdoor art. Arriving on a re-aligned main drive, visitors are now gracefully oriented to the grounds and museum building before they reach the parking lot. Equally important, once-dangerous pedestrian-vehicular traffic conflicts have been eliminated so that cars now have minimal impact on the visitor experience.

RECOGNITION

2007 Merit Award for Design,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

February 2009, "A Place for Sculpture: New England's largest sculpture park is transformed" by Jane Roy Brown
Landscape Architecture

 

size

35 acres

 

principal-in-charge

Craig Halvorson FASLA

 

Team

Client:
DeCordova Sculpture Park + Musuem

Architect:
Urban Instruments, Inc. (Entrance Drive Visitor Station)