Hancock Park is home to both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries. Containing natural tar pits and fossils, the park is a natural historic site where both science and art are combined. To enhance the social and aesthetic values of the park, landscaping, environmental design, lighting and architecture all came together to create a rejuvenated place. The new environmental design expands beyond traditional identification and wayfinding signage. A distinctive color palette was developed and porcelain enamel was chosen as the material to create a system of transitional markers guiding the way to the museums. The designers worked with the curator of the Page Museum to design a series of didactic panels, which guide the visitor through the scientific site and enhance this educational experience.
Paul Prejza (Principal in Charge), Holly Hampton, Niv Kasher
Sussman/Prejza & Company
Olin Partnership, Fong Hart Schneider, Lighting Design All