Design Team

Besthoff Sculpture Garden Design Team

Landscape Architects (2019)

Reed Hilderbrand, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Douglas Reed and Gary Hilderbrand launched the firm in the mid-1990s to formalize years of close collaboration. Their vision of a design practice driven by investigative reason and speculative invention has drawn together a highly dedicated team of landscape architects, young designers, and staff. Based in Cambridge’s Central Square, and operating with the expanded leadership of six principals, Reed Hilderbrand is engaged in diverse commissions—urban centers, museum landscapes, academic campuses, commercial developments, and private residences—throughout North America and in Europe. More than seventy design awards distinguish this growing body of work. ASLA named Reed Hilderbrand its 2013 Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year.

Landscape Architects (2003)

Sawyer/Berson Architecture And Landscape Architecture, New York
Brian Sawyer founded Brian Sawyer Design in 1996 and was later joined by John Berson to form Sawyer/Berson with the purpose of uniting the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture. Both Mr. Sawyer and Mr. Berson were associates at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City prior to establishing their partnership. Mr. Sawyer was the associate in charge of the landscape architecture department at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and had previously worked for the Central Park Conservancy in New York City.

Architect (2003 and 2019)

Lee Ledbetter Architects, New Orleans 
Lee Ledbetter founded Lee Ledbetter architects in 1996 following professional associations with Michael Graves, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Gwathmey-Siegel and Robert A.M. Stern. Richard Fullerton joined the firm in 1997 and shortly thereafter became a principal. In addition to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for New Orleans Museum of Art, the firm has undertaken residential projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, New York, and the Bahamas; commercial projects in New Orleans, Houston, and Colorado Springs; and institutional projects in New Orleans for Loyola University and Tulane University. The projects for Loyola University include campus master plans and a new Visual and Performing Arts Center.

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