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Mikyoung Kim Design

Mikyoung Kim Design is a small landscape architecture firm founded by Korean-American landscape architect Mikyoung Kim. The firm is best known for designing healing gardens, spaces that invite visitors to reboot, such as the Crown Sky Garden at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Boston Children’s Hospital Longwood Entrance, and the Miami Healing Garden at the Jackson South Community Hospital. Similarly, Kim’s work for the ChonGae Canal in Seoul, South Korea, converted one of the city’s polluted waterways into a local amenity that attracts 90,000 pedestrians a day. More recently, the firm has focused on how water and lighting can transform public spaces. In Chapel Hill, MKD turned a drab plaza into something approaching a magic show, with an LED-lit fog fountain that gives visitors a much-needed place to cool off in the summer. In 2018, the firm won a National Design Award, the design industry’s highest honor. 

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