North Carolina Museum of Art Park Expansion

The North Carolina Museum of Art Expansion project embraced an innovative design to expand and transform the museum campus. The project featured an elliptical lawn and seating area including table and chairs with umbrellas, tree line parking, contemporary wave gardens with granite paths and seating areas, a parterre area with concrete planters, a new promenade connecting the park and galleries and public art installations. A unique project feature is the ridge line running parallel to Blue Ridge Road consisting a raised lawn and planting area that is enhanced by a corten steel ridge band and sign banners, new bike and walking paths that connects the museum to the Capital Area Greenway. The smoke stack was preserved for possible future enhancements and an overlook bridge installed for viewing.