The new West Wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art is located on the grounds of the main museum adjacent to the Johns Hopkins University. The site encompasses an existing formal garden and a heavily wooded area to the west.
Mahan Rykiel Associates developed a landscape plan for the West Wing which involved site grading, hardscape design, construction documents and a planting plan. MRA carefully integrated the Museum addition into the site while preserving the integrity of the formal garden and woods that surround it. Repetition of the existing plant types and clear, simple planting bed lines support the spatial relationship between the new structure and the overall Museum complex. Sensitive grading was required to preserve the many existing trees.