Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company LLC

landscape architecture | planning | urban design

  • Nelson Atkins Museum


    Steven Holl Architects

    New York City, NY



    Kansas City, MO


    Gould Evans Associates

    Kansas City, MO


    Structural Engineering Associates

    Kansas City, MO


    Office of Dan Kiley

    Charlotte, VT


    Olin Partnership

    Philadelphia, PA


    Cooper, Robertson & Partners

    New York, NY


    HNTB Architects

    Kansas City, MO


    Rick Howell Landscape Architect

    Kansas City, MO

  • Awards

    2011 American Society of Landscape

    Architects/ Prairie Gateway

    Kessler Legacy Award


    2010 American Society of Irrigation Consultants Excellence in Irrigation

    Merit Award


    1991 American Society of Landscape Architects - Henry Moore Sculpture Garden Merit Award

  • Description

    Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company’s legacy with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art began in 1988 as the irrigation consultant for the nationally-acclaimed 17-acre Henry Moore Sculpture Garden designed by architect, Jacquelin T. Robertson, FAIA and landscape architect, Dan Kiley, FASLA.


    JBC continued to provide consulting services to the Museum on a variety of projects including the East Sculpture Garden Renovation, a centralized irrigation system, and the museum’s green roof garage.


    In 2008, JBC once again teamed with the Nelson-Atkins when the Museum selected American architect Steven Holl to design a $240 million addition to the original 1933 building. Holl’s plan called for seven above-ground “lenses” to house new galleries for modern art. JBC provided irrigation, green roof, and site design for the entire expansion.


    JBC designed a series of green roofs that allow the sculpture garden to flow over the new galleries with a narrow 8-inch profile, creating sculpture courts between the lenses. Visitors can wander on a meandering path among the lenses and look out to striking views of the skyline and the sculpture garden below.


    With overall sustainability as a goal, JBC designed the green roofs to provide high insulation and control storm water.

  • Testimonials

    “The integration of art, landscape, and architecture creates a dynamic whole where visitors … are bowled over by the experience of meandering through and around the exterior and interior spaces.”


    -Suzanne Stephens,

    Architectural Record

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