NOMA Sculpture Garden

NOMA Sculpture Garden

NOMA Sculpture Garden

New Orleans, LA

The project involved the development of a new Sculpture Garden around the existing lagoon located just north of the existing Museum of Art. The new Sculpture Garden included improvements to the existing pond and surrounding land as well as construction of a variety of elements to enhance the area while maintaining its natural flow and connecting it with the existing museum, sculpture garden, and park.

The improvements included the construction of a Gallery and Administration Wing on the east side of the pond. In addition, a network of pedestrian paths, boardwalks and bridges were   constructed to provide circulation throughout the garden and connections to the existing garden, museum and adjacent parklands. On-grade pathways extended throughout the development with elevated boardwalks provided to span over the surface of the water and above the roots of the existing live oak trees.

Other improvements included reclaiming a portion of the pond for an in-grade amphitheater and stage as well as the removal of an existing weir and replacement with two (2) new concrete weirs. A submerged walkway, or Moses Bridge, was constructed at the south end of the site connecting the new sculpture garden with the existing garden.

SE was retained to provide Geotechnical Engineering services during the design phase and material testing and inspection services during construction. Consulting services were also provided during construction.

Year Completed


Construction Cost

$50 Million

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