The Parrish Art Museum and its landscape is inextricably linked to its location on Long Island's South Fork. The building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, is a contemporary interpretation of the agricultural vernacular that historically dominated the former farmland, specifically barns that were repurposed by artists to serve as studios. The landscape design, executed by Reed Hilderbrand, is similarly responsive to the site's context and references the region’s most compelling cultural landscapes: sheep meadow, wetland, and scrub woodland. The the seemingly chaotic expression of the natural environment stands in stark contrast to the building's stoic, regular structure, acting as a foil that makes beholding the two together extremely evocative.