Over the past two decades, Mikyoung Kim Design has crafted an exceptional body of award-winning work that redefines the discipline of landscape architecture, inhabiting the intersection of art and science. From the art of ecology and restorative landscapes, their designs are a richly layered tapestry that address the most pressing environmental and health-related challenges, while creating artful and immersive experiences. Mikyoung Kim Design’s work is defined by a seasoned understanding of material detailing, as well as a celebration of the transformative and healing power of the natural world. Their work reflects a deep commitment to memorable place making that captures the public imagination. As a multi- disciplinary office, their ideas emerge through a responsive and collaborative approach that imagines possibilities across disciplines and scales. Mikyoung’s diverse background in design and sculpture has shaped her body of work, blurring the boundaries between landscape architecture and environmental art. From children’s playgrounds to city parks and urban master plans, her work reflects a deep commitment to memorable place making that captures the public imagination. Her landscapes bring a richly layered civic experience to the public realm that engages the senses for a multi-generational audience. “I had the pleasure of working with Mikyoung’s team on the Crown Sky Garden. This empty space held the hopes, dreams and aspirations for so many different people. What impressed me was how Mikyoung listened to our patients and really heard what was important to them. She grasped how the design of this space could play an important role in the healing of our patients, families and our staff, who do emotionally challenging work every day.” Lisa Mulvaney, M.Ed, CCLS, Coordinator, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital
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Mikyoung Kim, Founding Principal
Mikyoung Kim is an award-winning international designer who brings innovative ideas to the urban landscape. She is known for culturally significant designs that serve as a powerful tool to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience. Mikyoung’s diverse background in design and sculpture has shaped her body of work, blurring the boundaries between landscape architecture and environmental art. From children’s playgrounds to city parks and urban master plans, her work reflects a deep commitment to memorable place making that captures the public imagination. Her landscapes bring a richly layered civic experience to the public realm that engages the senses for a multi-generational audience.
As the founder and design director of Mikyoung Kim Design, she has crafted an exceptional body of work that has been highlighted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record, Dwell, Surface, Garden Design, and the Chicago Tribune. Mikyoung was named an AD innovator by Architectural Digest and recently received the ASLA National Design Medal. She is a fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects and a recipient of the prestigious BSA’s Women in Design Award. Her work is featured in the Smithsonian Museum “American Voices” Collection.
A frequent international speaker, Mikyoung has lectured at academic institutions, professional organizations, botanic gardens, museums, and art institutes. She has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a Professor Emerita at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Bryan Chou, Design Leader
Bryan Chou is a senior associate and senior design leader at Mikyoung Kim Design. Bryan’s design leadership has resulted in numerous awards from the ASLA, AIA, and Architizer. He has extensive experience with custom fabrication and material innovation in landscape architecture and public art. Bryan is a registered Landscape Architect. He has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has been a guest critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ian Downing, Technical Leader
Ian Downing is a senior associate and senior technical leader at Mikyoung Kim Design. Ian manages projects throughout their entirety, with a special focus on ensuring a smooth process from design development through final construction and implementation. With an eye towards sustainability, he implements environmentally responsible design strategies and has extensive experience with LEED projects.
Samantha Partington, Associate
Eunjee Kim, Design Associate
Jessica Hamilton, Designer
Keri Drake, CPSM, Marketing Director
Hyosun Yoon, Design Associate
Ben Goodman, Design Intern
Mariya Lupandina, Designer
Patricia Cafferky, Design Associate
Yufan Gao, Design Associate
David Huang, Designer
Lucy, Administrative Assistant
Shiyu Chen, Designer
Pamela Gorczynski , Accounts Manager
Shi Chen, Designer
Minnie Burke, Design Intern
New York Times - Summoning Nature for Healing
Wall Street Journal - Q&A with Mikyoung Kim
National Geographic April 2016 - Cheonggyecheon Canal
Futurescapes- Life's Work
The Inspired Landscape - Life's Work
A Clearing in the Woods - Farrar Pond
Garden Design - Life's Work
30|30 Landscape Architecture - Mikyoung Kim's life's work
Landscape Architecture Magazine - Farrar Pond
Architectural Record - Farrar Pond
Private Paradise - Farrar Pond
Star Landscape Architecture - ChonGae OC Flex
Architectural Record - High-rise Healing
Surface - Performance Piece
Dwell - On the Fence
Landscape Architecture Magazine - You Must Engage
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