Jersey City, New Jersey
Liberty Science Center SciTech Scity
Landscape Architect Selection Process

Images: concrete and 3D studio prins


Gustafson Porter + Bowman



Opened in 1993, The Liberty Science Center in Liberty State Park sees 650,000 annual visitors and is the most visited cultural institution in the state of New Jersey. Set on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson River near the Statue of Liberty, the 300,000-square-foot institution is the largest interactive science center in the New York City-New Jersey metropolitan area. The museum is furthering its mission to inspire the next generation with plans to expand across a 12.5-acre adjacent lot in a development dubbed SciTech Scity.

Liberty Science Center engaged Dovetail Design Strategists to lead an innovative landscape architect selection process to identify a landscape architect to collaborate with their lead design architect, the Netherlands-based firm concrete. Through Dovetail’s tailored process, the renowned British landscape architect firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman was selected as the perfect complement to the lead design architect concrete.

A blending of “science” and “city,” the name Scity is a portmanteau for a city infused with science and creativity. SciTech Scity is envisioned as a place for tech entrepreneurs, scientists, and students to live, work, learn, play, and discover.

The $300-million phase-one of this project will oversee over 400,000 square feet of development, with anticipated project phases that will add another 600,000 square feet of new construction, for a total of over one million square feet of new facilities.