Mikyoung Kim Design, the firm of Mikyoung Kim, MLA ’92 has been recently awarded the Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor that the ASLA bestows on a landscape architecture firm. This award is given to firms that have generated bodies of significant work impacting the professional practice of landscape architecture.

“We are thrilled that our studio’s work with communities across the globe has been recognized by the ASLA. We are so honored to receive this capstone award. For twenty five years we have been focused on transformational urban design at the intersection between human health, social justice and environmental resiliency,” says Mikyoung Kim.

Mikyoung Kim Design is focused on bringing health and wellbeing to our resilient landscapes. During this pandemic, their team has been working with the Ford Motor Company on a 14-acre park in Detroit at Michigan Central, a 47 acre park in downtown Houston for the Texas Medical Center and we just finished our first LGBTQ friendly seniors housing campus in Boston to create more inclusive parks in some of America’s most diverse cities. The firm has used the scientific research behind brain and physiological functions of the body to develop a series of healing gardens in hospitals in Chicago, Boston and Miami. That research is now being transferred to all of the firm’s projects during this pandemic from universities to tech centers and public parks.

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