American Museum of Natural History – 77th Street Entrance Plaza

NV5 redesigned the plaza at the American Museum of Natural History’s 77th Street entrance. The design includes a large, raised circular granite planter with inset accent lighting and fountain. The materials chosen for this award-winning formal design blend seamlessly with the fully-restored historical façade of the museum.

Reconstruction of the surrounding plaza space also included new asphalt block paving and benches, lighting, fencing, and planting beds laid out around the perimeter of the space.

Sustainable features include a low flow irrigation system, advanced tree protection, landscape mitigation measures, and native plantings.



New York City, NY


Landscape Architecture


  • Excellence in Historic Preservation, The NY Landmarks Conservancy
  • Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, Preservation League of NY State