Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Bring Cohesion to a Michigan Sculpture Garden

Written by: Suzanne Stephens, Architectural Record

“In planning the expansion of its arrival buildings, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park had certain attributes at the top of its list. For one, the architecture needed to be discreet—not an “object” building. Yet the new welcome center and ancillary structures should have a strong presence for the growing number of visitors to the park’s 158 landscaped acres in the northwest part of Grand Rapids.

The public botanical garden, art museum, and outdoor sculpture park was founded in 1995 by Frederik Meijer, whose success with a shopping chain enabled him to both collect sculpture and pursue philanthropy. . .”

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