Mikyoung Kim is this year's Design Medal recipient from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA): one of the highest honors bestowed upon a landscape architect. The ASLA Design Medal recognizes an individual "who has produced a body of exceptional design work at a sustained level for at least ten years."
"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized and supported by my peers and clients," Mikyoung commented. "This recognition is an amazing moment for me because it not only honors the work of my office, but also highlights the importance of resiliency, restoration and creative thinking."
Mikyoung is the founder and design director of Boston-based Mikyoung Kim Design, an international, woman-owned, landscape architecture and urban design firm. The studio's exceptional body of work has redefined the discipline of landscape architecture, inhabiting the intersection of art and science. Their designs address the most pressing environmental and health-related issues, while creating artful and immersive experiences. They have a responsive and collaborative approach that imagines possibilities across design disciplines and scales, seamlessly integrating landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental art. The firm is this year's recipient of the National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.