Dallas Architecture Forum: The Rose Family Lecture

Mikyoung Kim

Founding Principal
Mikyoung Kim Design

April 3, 2024
Wednesday, 7 pm

Check-in & Reception – 6:15 pm

Free for Forum Members
General Admission Tickets Available At the Door

Angelika Film Center
Mockingbird Station

AIA CES Credit Available

Mikyoung Kim Design (MYK-D) is internationally recognized for the studio’s culturally significant designs that celebrate the beauty of collective human experience. Through landscape and urban design, the firm also addresses some of the most pressing environmental and health-related issues that face us today. The studio has been honored as the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Firm of the Year, and founder Mikyoung Kim, FASLA has received the ASLA’s National Design Medal and The Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. MYK-D has also been named as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and as an AD Innovator by Architectural Digest. The studio has received over fifty design awards, including numerous ASLA and AIA National Honor Awards for Design.

Mikyoung’s work incorporates resiliency and healthy living as integral components of the studio’s projects. Her diverse background in design, music and sculpture has shaped her body of work. She studied Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD and public art at MIT. While at Harvard, she was an Olmsted Scholar and received the Norman T. Newton Prize and the Jacob Weidenman Prize. Mikyoung has taught or lectured at the Harvard GSD, RISD, Yale and Stanford, and served on prestigious juries including the Rome Prize.

For over two decades MYK-D has focused on human centered design, striving to make cities healthier and more inclusive with designs ranging from large-scale urban waterfronts and workplaces to public gardens and healthcare centers. The studio has done projects in the US, East Asia and the Middle East, including the Seoul Cheonggye River Restoration project, Science Hill Wellesley Campus, and Ford’s Michigan Central Park. Recent built work includes Chicago’s Crown Sky Garden, the Bal Harbour Jetty Park, and the Regenstein Nature Learning Center. The firm’s exceptional body of work has been widely published, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Surface and Dwell.