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 patio serves as an engaging outdoor lounge and family-friendly oasis. It features a willow entry arbor, planters and green walls, and playful and colorful paving and façade materials that tie into adjacent spaces. The patio is the ideal setting for a rotating series of cultural projects produced with local artists, a canvas for temporary installations, a stage for outdoor performances, and a classroom for ongoing educational programming featuring workshops, events, and festivals. The patio project, in conjunction with the neighboring Abbott Square, is the new creative heart of Downtown and a front porch for the museum's dynamic exhibitions and programs.  Photo: Holly Lepere,  Lepere Studio
       
     
  Location:  Santa Cruz, California   Client : Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History  Dates : 2015-2017  Size : 2,600 s.f.  Cost : $300,000  Owner :  Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History   Museum Consultant :  Gyroscope Inc.   Architect :  Nielsen Studios   General Contractor :   Bogard Construction   Landscape Contractor :   K&D Landscaping   Photo: Holly Lepere,  Lepere Studio
       
     
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  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 patio serves as an engaging outdoor lounge and family-friendly oasis. It features a willow entry arbor, planters and green walls, and playful and colorful paving and façade materials that tie into adjacent spaces. The patio is the ideal setting for a rotating series of cultural projects produced with local artists, a canvas for temporary installations, a stage for outdoor performances, and a classroom for ongoing educational programming featuring workshops, events, and festivals. The patio project, in conjunction with the neighboring Abbott Square, is the new creative heart of Downtown and a front porch for the museum's dynamic exhibitions and programs.  Photo: Holly Lepere,  Lepere Studio
       
     

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 patio serves as an engaging outdoor lounge and family-friendly oasis. It features a willow entry arbor, planters and green walls, and playful and colorful paving and façade materials that tie into adjacent spaces. The patio is the ideal setting for a rotating series of cultural projects produced with local artists, a canvas for temporary installations, a stage for outdoor performances, and a classroom for ongoing educational programming featuring workshops, events, and festivals. The patio project, in conjunction with the neighboring Abbott Square, is the new creative heart of Downtown and a front porch for the museum's dynamic exhibitions and programs.

Photo: Holly Lepere, Lepere Studio

  Location:  Santa Cruz, California   Client : Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History  Dates : 2015-2017  Size : 2,600 s.f.  Cost : $300,000  Owner :  Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History   Museum Consultant :  Gyroscope Inc.   Architect :  Nielsen Studios   General Contractor :   Bogard Construction   Landscape Contractor :   K&D Landscaping   Photo: Holly Lepere,  Lepere Studio
       
     

Location: Santa Cruz, California
Client: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Dates: 2015-2017
Size: 2,600 s.f.
Cost: $300,000
Owner: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Museum Consultant: Gyroscope Inc.
Architect: Nielsen Studios
General Contractor: Bogard Construction
Landscape Contractor: K&D Landscaping

Photo: Holly Lepere, Lepere Studio

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Photo: Holly Lepere, Lepere Studio

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Photo: Holly Lepere, Lepere Studio

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