Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Patio Project / Working with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, JLJA led the design for a "secret garden" tucked into a patio space behind the museum. Linking the museum with adjacent pedestrian corridors and the newly-transformed Abbott Square, the back patio will serve as an engaging outdoor lounge and family-friendly oasis. It will feature an entry feature, planters and green walls, and paving and façade surface materials that tie into adjacent spaces. As a whole, the back patio and new plaza will include interactive sculptures, a rotating series of cultural projects produced with local artists, outdoor performance spaces, ongoing educational programming featuring workshops, events, and festivals, flexible furniture to encourage casual daily use, and locally-sourced food and drink. Together, the patio project and Abbott Square will be the creative heart of Downtown and a front porch for the museum's dynamic exhibitions and programs.