Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor, Maine
Coplon Associates provided site planning and landscape design services for the new downtown location of the Abbe Museum of Native American Antiquities. The site design for the $6.1 million renovation and expansion of a historic shingle style building included a new entry court, an internal ceremonial courtyard, exterior program space and circulation parking and utility areas. Working closely with Schwartz Silver Architects, CA designed flexible exterior spaces that respect Native American themes while responding to a diversity of museum needs. The site design won a Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in 2003.