Forum presents Landscape Architect Mikyoung Kim



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Angelika Film Center | Mockingbird Station
5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230
Dallas, Texas 75206

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The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design, public space and the urban environment, continues its 2023-2024 Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The Forum is pleased to present Mikyoung KIM, FASLA, Founder and Design Director of award-winning Mikyoung Kim Design. This Lecture will be held at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station. Forum members may attend for free. Tickets for non-members will be available at the door - $5 for Students (with student i.d.), $25 General Admission. Check-in and pre-Lecture Reception will begin at 6:15 pm in the lobby of the Angelika.

Mikyoung Kim Design (MYK-D) is internationally recognized for the studio’s culturally significant designs that celebrate the beauty of collective human experience. Through landscape and urban design, the firm also addresses some of the most pressing environmental and health-related issues that face us today. The studio has been honored as the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Firm of the Year, and founder Mikyoung Kim, FASLA has received the ASLA’s National Design Medal and The Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. MYK-D has also been named as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and as an AD Innovator by Architectural Digest. The studio has received over fifty design awards, including numerous ASLA and AIA National Honor Awards for Design.

Mikyoung’s work incorporates resiliency and healthy living as integral components of the studio’s projects. Her diverse background in design, music and sculpture has shaped her body of work, blurring the boundaries between landscape, ecology and architecture. Trained as a concert pianist at Oberlin, she also studied Landscape Architecture at the Harvard GSD and public art at MIT. While at Harvard, she was an Olmsted Scholar and received the Norman T. Newton Prize and the Jacob Weidenman Prize. She has taught at the Harvard GSD and is a Professor Emerita at RISD, where she was awarded the college's Dean's Leadership Award. A frequent international speaker, she has lectured at Yale and Stanford, and served on prestigious juries including the Rome Prize.

For over two decades MYK-D has focused on human centered design, striving to make cities healthier and more inclusive. From large-scale urban waterfronts and workplaces to public gardens and healthcare centers, the studio is interested in bringing restoration and wonder that captures the public imagination. The studio has done projects in the US, East Asia and the Middle East, including the Seoul Cheonggye River Restoration project, Science Hill Wellesley Campus, and Ford’s Michigan Central Park. Recent built work includes Chicago’s Crown Sky Garden, the Bal Harbour Jetty Park, and the Regenstein Nature Learning Center. The firm’s exceptional body of work has been widely published, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Record, Surface and Dwell.

Sponsors for this Lecture are Season Sponsors Eggersmann Kitchens / Home Living, Maharger Development / Reggie Graham, Perennials & Sutherland LLC and SMINK Art + Design. Series Sponsors are Bodron/Fruit, HOCKER., Muse Integration and O’Brien Architects. Lecture Sponsors are Architecture and Design Foundation (AD EX), Bonick Landscaping, Emily Summers Design Associates, and Gensler. Lecture Supporter is New Era Companies.

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