Location: Potomac MD
Status: phase 1 completed 2006, phase 2 in construction
Size: 150 Acres
Team: PWP Landscape Architecture,
Gwathmey Seigel & Assoc. (phase 1),
Thomas Phifer and Partners (phase 2)
Glenstone, a former fox hunting estate destined for suburban development was reshaped as a setting for the client’s passion for art, architecture, and landscape. The first phase of design included the siting of a new museum by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, housing the client’s collection of post-WWII art, and placement of sculptural works (Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Andy Goldsworthy and others) within newly created meadows, forests, and flowering gardens. Strategies such as transplant of existing trees, organic maintenance practices, and storm water collection for irrigation support sustainability goals of the Glenstone Foundation. An expansion of the museum will include a new series of interlocked pavilions by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the planting of 5,000 native trees, expanded meadows, and a flowering water garden. Work completed with PWP Landscape Architecture.
See PWP Landscape Architecture, the NY Times, and Glenstone for more information.