The Indianapolis Museum of Art has partnered with a Philadelphia-based firm to develop a Master Land Use plan. The museum says the plan, led by David Rubin LAND COLLECTIVE, will serve as a road map for the 152-acre campus for the next 30 years.
The IMA says the plan will address access, infrastructure, connectivity, space and land use needs. The goal is to enhance the guest experience by integrating the museum’s cultural and natural resources.
"The IMA is in the process of defining what it means to be a living museum with a combination of extraordinary assets: a great art collection, stunning gardens, renowned historic sites, a nature preserve, sculpture park, unique performance and event spaces, and even a preschool,” said IMA Chief Executive Officer Charles Venable. "We are almost unique nationally in having such incredible, diverse resources that enable us to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to our guests. We are thrilled to partner with David Rubin LAND COLLECTIVE to better understand how we can unify these resources to create even more exceptional experiences for the public while building a sustainable financial future for the IMA."
The IMA says the project team will conduct research, including a forum for museum members and the local community to gather feedback. You can learn more about the forum by clicking here.
The landscape architecture and urban design studio has been involved in a number of projects in central Indiana, including Eskenazi Health Hospital in Indianapolis, Grand Junction Plaza in Westfield and the Kitselman Trailhead for the Cardinal Greenway Inc. and the city of Muncie. The museum says the master planning process is expected to be complete this summer when the project team makes its final recommendations to the IMA Board of Governors.