Design a new landscape for the outdoor sculpture garden at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas. This public garden has dramatic curved walls, a reflecting pool and a waterwall. It is used to display both permanent sculpture and rotating exhibits. The current space lacks enclosure on a main road and is lacking in substantial vegetation. The design should create a more intimate and comfortable space as well as an ideal environment for the display of art.
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Three design options were created for this project. A grove of conifers were chosen to highlight the majestic granite Fountain Columns by Jesús Moroles. Other plants were chosen to screen the garden from MacArthur Boulevard, along with the addition of many shade trees and benches to enhance the usability of the space during warm weather. The chosen color pallet was very limited to ensure that the displayed sculpture pieces and other art were center stage.

UTA Studio I
Professor: Gary Robinette, FASLA
Individual Project: Wade A. Miller