DIXON MASTER PLAN Phase 1 

West Edge Project

  • Western Border Fence          
  • Maintenance Area          
  • Plant Nursery Area          
  • Hughes Pavilion Parking Lot          
  • Securing the Plant Nursery Area   
Start August 2013—Complete January 2014

DIXON MASTER PLAN Phase 2 

Dixon Gallery Infrastructure Project         

  • Fire Suppression throughout the Dixon galleries, Art Storage, and other public areas       
  • Backup generator         
  • Floors in Plough and Willmott Galleries; carpet in auditorium         
  • Residence Roof        
  • Replace residence windows and doors        
  • Vapor locks on all points of public entry and egress          
  • Redesign and renovate from the Museum Shop to the Shipping Dock         
  • Freight elevator and lift         
  • Redesign and renovate art storage          
  • Gallery Lighting          
  • Security systems; card readers          
  • Technology; booster for cell and wifi signal              

Start May 2015—Complete November 2015

DIXON MASTER PLAN Phase 3 

Dixon Gardens and Grounds Infrastructure Project         

  • Entry gates          
  • Wayfinding and signage          
  • Visibility from Park Avenue (Windows)          
  • Service Road to Lower Parking Lot          
  • Access to Garrott Court          
  • Perimeter Road          
  • Service Road to South Lawn          
  • Exit Gate onto Cherry Road          
  • Parking Lots         
  • Lighting and electrical throughout the grounds         
  • Irrigation         
  • Drainage; water management        
  • South Lawn         
  • Universal accessibility—pathways and sidewalks         
  • Southern border fence   

To be undertaken in phases, 2016 and 2017

DIXON MASTER PLAN Phase 4 
Education Spaces and a Learning Center and Hughes Pavilion Expansion and Improvement Project         
  • Redesign and/or repurpose all existing education facilities at the Dixon (i.e.: Leatherman Workroom, the Residence, the Galleries, Winegardner Auditorium, the Potting Hub, and Canale Conservatory) so they are better learning spaces, more readily available (where applicable), technologically sound, and integrated into a cohesive overall philosophy of art and horticultural learning          
  • Build a 2000 square foot, stand alone facility in the southeast quadrant of the Dixon grounds for education programs         
  • Expand and renovate Hughes Pavilion   

 To be undertaken in 2018

DIXON MASTER PLAN Phase 5 

 Garden Building          

  • Create new gardens around perimeter of the Dixon property.         
  • Create new gardens adjacent to Formal Gardens on the east.        
  • Create new gardens adjacent to the Formal Gardens to the south.         
  • Create new gardens in proximity to Learning Center.         
  • Leave no space in the Dixon unattended or uncultivated.         
  • Think differently about the Dixon gardens and what they might have to say.      
  • Invent new interpretive models that animate the spaces we create.        
  • Invent new ways for visitors to participate in the experience of the Dixon grounds.         
  • Invest more in sculpture.       
  • Invest ourselves in the history of the property itself .      
  • Design and develop a new entry garden across from the new museum entry.     
To be undertaken in phases, 2016/17/18-2022
See the full Master Plan below

 

 

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