Mikyoung Kim Design, the firm of Mikyoung Kim MLA ’92, is this year’s recipient of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. The awards celebrate “design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement,” according to their website. Mikyoung Kim Design is an international landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Boston. Projects include the Chongae River Restoration, Crown Sky Garden, and Prudential Plaza.

“We’re so honored to receive this recognition from Cooper Hewitt this year. It’s really exciting to be acknowledged for doing the kind of unique work that we love. This award is the ultimate reflection of the creative spirit and dedication of our team, who are some of the most talented designers I’ve had the pleasure with which to collaborate,” said Kim in the firm’s press release.

Kim currently serves as a Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at the GSD. She led the fall 2017 option studio “Civic Spaces in an Age of Hyper-Complexity: From Protest to Reverie” with Bryan Chou, Design Leader at Mikyoung Kim Design.

The firm will receive their award at a ceremony on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.

Image: ChonGae River Restoration Project in Seoul, South Korea.

ChonGae River Restoration Project