For the last twenty years, Mikyoung Kim Design has crafted an exceptional body of work, spanning a wide range of landscape typologies in the United States, East Asia and the Middle East. The firm has developed a reputation for culturally significant design work that serves as a powerful tool to heal and enliven the public realm. Their work addresses pressing environmental issues, while celebrating the beauty of our collective human experience through the use of contemporary materials and technologies. Today, Mikyoung Kim Design’s work is defined by a seasoned understanding of material detailing and a whimsical celebration of the transformative and healing power of the natural world. 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 has been awarded design excellence honors from ASLA, the AIA, the GSA, and IFLA. 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.
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
Currently accepting applications:
Landscape Architect - 3+ Years of Experience
Mikyoung Kim Design is an international landscape architect and urban planning firm specializing the artful restoration of landscapes throughout the world. MYKD is seeking a landscape architect with with good design skills, effective communication skills and some project management experience.
MYKD is seeking individuals with:
• 3 or more years of experience in a Landscape Architecture firm
• Project management experience
• Strong graphic and design skills, including proficiency with Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, and AutoCAD
• Effective communicator, collaborator and team player
• Bachelors or Masters degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture
Applicants should submit a CV, a visual digital portfolio of their most recent work (pdf smaller than 5 mb preferred), and three references with contact information addressed to Julie at email@example.com.
Landscape Architectural Designer
The Landscape Architectural Designer works on landscape design and the development of landscape architectural plans, and performs the duties of a junior level landscape designer. Work under the supervision of a mid-level landscape architect and senior project manager, developing and drafting design solutions under supervision of a project manager. Develop design production documents, with focus on design of outdoor space, working with as a junior member of the team to produce drawings at the concept phase. Work on presentations, including revising drawings as redlined by two levels of supervisors and managers, rendering drawings, and Photoshop drawings. Assist project managerial staff with revising drawing information of project landscape design.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or Higher Degree in Landscape Architecture
Any interested and qualified person should send resume to: Mikyoung Kim Design, LLC., 119 Braintree St. Suite 103. Boston, MA 02134