Noguchi Garden Museum Restoration

Scope: Restoration of the Noguchi Garden 
Size: 14,000 sqft
Role: Project Manager while working at Sage & Coombe Architects
Location:  LIC Queens, NY
Duration:  14 Months
Honored: AIA Award 2016

While working at Sage and Coombe Architects, I managed project documents for the final phase of the renovation of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum complex in Queens, New York.

My personal involvement centered on the garden renovation (Phase C), which was a comprehensive reconstruction of the main garden which Isamu Noguchi designed. Scope included replacement of the perimeter street walls, installation of garden lighting, a new irrigation system and multi purpose low voltage systems. All excavations were made by air-spading, as most of the plantings were originally cultivated by Mr. Noguchi.

Rigorous coordination among many public and private entities was required, as the project was funded by City and State initiatives, and fell under the purview of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. In 2016, this project was awarded an AIA award.