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About Mikyoung Kim : Mikyoung Kim is an award winning international artist and designer whose work brings innovative design ideas to the urban landscape. She is known for culturally significant designs that serve as powerful tools to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience. The work of MYKD has been highlighted in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Mikyoung was named as an AD innovator by Architectural Digest and has been awarded with design excellence honors from ASLA, the AIA, the GSA, and IFLA.
ORGANIZATION:
Mikyoung Kim Design

EDUCATION:
1989, Sculpture and Music, OH, Oberlin College, OBERLIN/USA
1992, Landscape Architecture, MA, Harvard Graduate School of Design, BOSTON/USA

EXPERIENCE:
1992-1994, Designer, Hargreaves Associates, SAN FRANCISCO/USA
1994-present, Principal, Mikyoung Kim Design, BOSTON/USA

AWARDS:
2017, Winner, LIT Design Award, 888 Boylston Street, BOSTON/USA
2017, Winner, LIT Design Award, 140 West Street Plaza, CHAPEL HILL/USA
2017, ASLA National Honor Award, Chicago Botanic Garden, GLENCOE/USA
2017, Groundbreakers, 15 Landscape Architects You Should Know, Architizer, BOSTON/USA
2017, A+ Award Winner, Architizer, Chicago Botanical Garden. GLENCOE/USA
2017, Winner/Commercial, American Architecture Prize, Prudential Plaza, BOSTON/USA
2017, Winner/Educational , American Architecture Prize, Chicago Botanic Garden, GLENCOE/USA
2017, Honorable Mention, American Architecture Prize, Pier 4 Plaza, BOSTON/USA
2016, CODAawards Winner - Healthcare, CODA Worx, Miami Healing Garden, MIAMI/USA
2015, Women in Design Award of Excellence, Boston Society of Architects (BSA), BOSTON/USA
2015, CODAawards 2015 Top 100, CODA Worx, 140 West Plaza, CHAPEL HILL/USA
2015, CODAawards 2015 Top 100, CODA Worx, Austin Airport, AUSTIN/USA
2014, Architizer A+ Award - Special Mention, Architizer, 140 West Plaza, CHAPEL HILL/USA
2013, Honor Award, ASLA, Crown Sky Garden, CHICAGO/USA
2012, The Public Art Network Year in Review, Americans for the Arts, Project Ripple, MIAMI/USA
2011, Excellence on the Waterfront Award - Artistic/Cultural/Educational, Urban Waterfront Center, ChonGae Restoration Project, SEOUL/KOREA
2010, Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design, Harvard University, ChonGae Restoration Project, SEOUL/KOREA
2009, Honor Award - General Design Category, ASLA, ChonGae Restoration Project, SEOUL/KOREA
2009, Honor Award for Housing and Community Development, BSLA, Levinson Plaza, BOSTON/USA
2007, Residential Design Honor Award, ASLA, FlexFENCE: Farrar Pond Residence, LINCOLN/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, "Designing for our Hybridized Lives", ASLA's The Dirt, November, USA
2017, "Public Nature", Area Magazine, August, USA
2016, "Why Women are Masters of the Landscape and Stewards of the Environment", Womanthology, September, USA
2016, 'Boston Seaport District Interview', ABC News Magazine, June, USA
2016, "Story of Cities: The reclaimed stream bringing life to the heart of Seoul", The Guardian Newspaper, May USA
2016, "Urban Parks: Cheonggyecheon", National Geographic, April
2015, "Life's Work", Garden Design, early spring
2015, 'Eye Candy Interview', ABC News Chronicle Magazine, October
2014, "Waiting to Exhale", Architectural Boston Magazine, October, USA
2014, “10 Questions with Mikyoung Kim”, Boston Magazine, August USA
2014, “Tastemakers Q +A”, Wall Street Journal Magazine, April, USA
2014, “Small Scale”, Paisea Magazine, April
2013, “You Must Engage”, Landscape Architecture Magazine, August
2013, “Every Sense”, Landscape Architecture Magazine, August
2013, “High-Rise Healing”, Architectural Record, March
2013, “Summoning Nature for Healing”, The New York Times
2012, “Building Comfort from Within”, Chicago Tribune, June
2012, “New Sellwood Bridge and Geology”, The Oregonian, July

BOOKS:
2017, "Compendium of Landscape Architecture and Open Space Design", Brain Publishing
2017, "Launching the Imagination (6th Edition)", McGraw Hill Education
2014, "Atlas of World Landscape Architecture", Braun Publishing

ACCOLADES:
Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
American Public Garden Association
Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA)

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2018, American Society of Landscape Architects - Council of Fellows, WASHINGTON D.C./USA
2018, Rome Prize, NEW YORK/USA

WEB SITE:
www.myk-d.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.myk-d.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2018-02-23 16:56:29

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Mikyoung Kim


888 Boylston Street Public Plaza

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Landscape Planning and Garden Design Category in 2017
Mikyoung Kim Design for Boston Properties
Topography 1 Seating Sculpture

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Street Furniture Design Category in 2017
Mikyoung Kim Design for City of West Palm Beach, Art in Public Places
Exhale Public Plaza

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Landscape Planning and Garden Design Category in 2017
Mikyoung Kim Design for The Town of Chapel Hill and Ram Development
Regenstein Learning Campus Botanic Garden

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Landscape Planning and Garden Design Category in 2017
Mikyoung Kim for Chicago Botanic Garden

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