Missoula Art Museum
   Missoula, MT

Missoula Art Museum Art Park

The Missoula Art Museum Art Park offers visitors, citizens, and neighbors the opportunity to immerse in an urban oasis overflowing with sculptural art. The park replaces the lawn on the north side of MAM and extends across Pine Street to include the street frontage adjacent to Adventure Cycling. Raised planters overflowing with vegetation, built-in benches, a Portland Loo, bike racks, tables and chairs, bollards, and new lighting are but a few amenities visitors enjoy. The plaza hardscape is multi-functional and designed to support sculptural installations that change on a regular basis. Traffic calming is an added benefit of the park: Narrowing Pine Street and adding planting buffers vegetated with new street trees, shrubs, and groundcover enhance the pedestrian experience while increasing safety by separating pedestrians from vehicular traffic. Bicyclists also enjoy the benefit of dedicated bike lanes on both Pine and Pattee Streets. An additional feature of the Art Park is the ability to temporarily close Pine Street to host events such as the People’s Market, Missoula Art Museum socials, and other community-based events in a dynamic, vibrant, and culturally rich environment.

PROJECT TYPE: streets and plazas, public and urban
CLIENT: Missoula Art Museum
LOCATION: Missoula, MT
COLLABORATORS: Territorial Landworks, TerraBella, Inc., DC Engineering
SERVICES: site design, site layout, planting design, lighting design, irrigation design