For the last twenty years, Mikyoung Kim Design has crafted an exceptional body of work, spanning a wide range of landscape typologies in the United States, East Asia and the Middle East. The firm has developed a reputation for culturally significant design work that serve as a powerful tool to heal and enliven the public realm. Their work addresses pressing environmental issues, while celebrating the beauty of our collective human experience through the use of contemporary materials and technologies. Today, Mikyoung Kim Design’s work is defined by a seasoned understanding of material detailing and a whimsical celebration of the transformative and healing power of the natural world.
Mikyoung’s diverse background in design and sculpture has shaped her body of work, blurring the boundaries between landscape architecture and environmental art. From children’s playgrounds to city parks and urban master plans, her work reflects a deep commitment to memorable place making that captures the public imagination. Her landscapes bring a richly layered civic experience to the public realm that engages the senses for a multi-generational audience.
“I had the pleasure of working with Mikyoung’s team on the Crown Sky Garden. This empty space held the hopes, dreams and aspirations for so many different people. What impressed me was how Mikyoung listened to our patients and really heard what was important to them. She grasped how the design of this space could play an important role in the healing of our patients, families and our staff, who do emotionally challenging work every day.”
Oct 21, 2019
CO Issued for 2 Brookline Place
A Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the new Children's Hospital building at Two Brookline Place. The 182,500 square foot building features medical offices along with ambulatory care space over ground-floor retail.
May 31, 2019
Emerson Completes Renovations at 171 Tremont Street
Emerson has completed renovations at 171 Tremont Street across from the Boston College. The college purchased the property for $24M in November 2017 and has now converted the building into a student center including a cultural center, spiritual center, and health services.
May 17, 2019
Exterior Work Wrapping up for 2 Brookline Place
Curtain wall and terracotta install are wrapping up for Boston Children's Hospital's new 182,500-square-foot building at 2 Brookline Place. Roofing and mechanical work at the penthouse level area also ongoing. 2 Brookline Place will feature medical office space, ambulatory care along with ground floor retail. Construction on the core and shell is expected to wrap up in October with tenant fitout to follow.
Next door at 1 Brookline Place, work is nearly complete for the expansion of the existing building with final painting and connection and testing of MEP controls wrapping up.
Feb 04, 2019
Construction Ongoing for Children's Hospital Brookline Place Expansion
Construction is ongoing for the renovation and addition for Children's Hospital at Brookline Place. Completion of fireproofing and metal framing is ongoing for the new eight-story building at Two Brookline Place. Terracotta install is also beginning for the 182,000 square foot building that will feature new medical office space, ambulatory care area, and ground floor retail.
Next door at One Brookline Place brick veneer install is moving forward for the 47,000 square foot addition to the existing building.
Dec 05, 2018
Building Permit Issued for Emerson Renovations at 171 Tremont Street
A building permit has been issued for Emerson's renovations of 171 Tremont Street across from the Boston Common. The full interior renovation will include new partitions, ceilings, and finishes. The renovated building will house a student center with a cultural and spiritual center and health services.
Emerson purchased the property in November 2017 for $24 million after plans for the "Skinny Tower" were scrapped.
Nov 01, 2018
Exterior Work Underway for Children's Hospital Redevelopment at Brookline Place
With structural steel in place at One Brookline Place and the penthouse being completed next door at Two Brookline Place, exterior work is now beginning along with rough install of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler systems throughout both buildings.
The project will feature a new eight-story, 182,500 sf building (Two Brookline Place) and add a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical building. The new Two Brookline Place will include a medical office and ambulatory care space on upper floors with retail along the ground floor.
Aug 17, 2018
Emerson Receives Approval for Full Renovation of 171 Tremont Street
The BPDA has approved Emerson's proposal for full interior renovation of 171-172 Tremont Street. The property, directly across from the Boston Common was purchased by Emerson in 2017 after the prior developer scrapped plans for a 13 story condo tower. Emerson now plans to renovate the property to house a student center. The new student center will feature a cultural center, a spiritual life center, and health services.
Jul 06, 2018
Phase II Underway at Brookline PlacePhase II underway at Brookline Place as a temporary surface parking lot, which supplied parking for the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical office building during the garage’s construction, is now being razed to make way for Two Brookline Place.Two Brookline place is an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square-foot building, that will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. Also, underway is a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place.The project completion date remains on schedule for late 2018 using Touchplan, a construction software that allows developers to plan, implement, and monitor projects in their entirety. The innovative software gives developers the ability to see the full spectrum of their project down to every last detail. Touchplan has let developers keep their projects on or ahead of time leading to lower costs and more efficient construction.
Feb 27, 2018
New street-level glass atrium opens at 100 Federal in Financial District
A new public glass atrium overlooking Post Office Square teeming with natural lighting has opened on the ground floor of the 100 Federal office tower. Dubbed The Exchange, the atrium features 8,500 square feet of retail, 500 square feet of kiosk space and a 8,990 square foot year-round garden. The atrium’s civic space is now open, and retail announcements will follow in the coming months. The following are photographs of The Exchange:
Opening day of #100fedexchange was a success! We are thrilled to share our new beautiful civic space with the public! Retail updates and announcements coming soon 👍 @mpierce_arch A post shared by 100fedbos (@100fedbos) on Feb 26, 2018 at 3:15pm PST
Feb 22, 2018
Brookline Place medical office property redevelopment begins next phase
Following completion of a new seven-level, 683‐space parking garage, the redevelopment of the Brookline Place medical office property in Brookline Village is beginning its’ next phase. A temporary surface parking lot, which supplied parking for the existing six-story One Brookline Place medical office building during the garage’s construction, is now being razed to make way for Two Brookline Place, an upcoming eight-story, 182,500 square foot building, as well as a six-story, 47,000 square foot addition to One Brookline Place. The upcoming structures will feature medical office and ambulatory care space, as well as ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of the Brookline Place site:
Dec 10, 2017
Boston University opens newly built Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre
Boston University (BU) has opened its’ newly built 75,000-square-foot Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre along Commonwealth Avenue in Brookline. The state-of-the-art, LEED Silver-sustainable complex features a 250-seat black-box theatre, production and costume shops, design labs, classrooms, faculty offices and a public landscaped plaza facing Commonwealth Avenue.
The new theatre has placed BU’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) performance and production students in the same location for the first time in decades, moving the university’s theatre from its’ longtime home on Huntington Avenue that it shared with the Huntington Theatre Company. BU sold the Huntington Avenue property, located at 252-264 Huntington Avenue, to QMG Huntington LLC in May 2016 for $25 million; QMG now proposes to construct a 32-story tower dubbed The Huntington on the site featuring 426 apartment residences, 7,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a preserved 890-seat, 35,654-square-foot theatre that would be gifted to the Huntington Theatre Company.
BU’s new theatre, located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue next to the CFA, has been constructed as part of a $50 million investment in CFA improvements which will also include a makeover of the CFA’s building at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, across from the theatre. The following is a photograph of BU's new theatre:
We are pleased to be attending the housewarming of the new #elkusmanfrediproject Joan & Edgar Booth #BUTheatre and #myCFA production center at Boston University! #BoothReflections pic.twitter.com/nuyUAc4WzB— Elkus Manfredi Arch. (@ElkusManfredi) December 7, 2017
Nov 07, 2017
Downtown Crossing site approved for condominium building sold to Emerson College for $24 million
Panoramic Properties, proponent of the approved 13-story, 12-unit 171 Tremont Street luxury condominium building in Downtown Crossing, has sold the property to Emerson College for $24 million. Emerson plans to renovate the vacant five-story, 17,752-square-foot office building which stands on the property over the next nine to 12 months. 171 Tremont Street’s final purpose will be determined at a later date; in the short term, Emerson plans to use the building as office space. “It gives us some flexibility with some of our existing programs to take advantage of the space with some modest renovations,” said Emerson Senior Assistant Vice President of Real Estate Art Mombourquette in an interview with Banker & Tradesman. “The building is in fairly good condition, so we don’t see an extensive scope of work there.” 171 Tremont Street is strategically located in the heart of Downtown Crossing overlooking Boston Common, and will allow Emerson to create further ties between the Boylston and Washington Street parts of its’ campus.
Panoramic Properties’ original development plans for 171 Tremont Street called for a 355-foot condominium tower with 31 condominiums. Facing neighborhood opposition, the approved building was ultimately reduced to 155 feet tall with 12 condominiums. Panoramic Properties acquired 171 Tremont Street for $16.4 million in June 2014. “We are happy to see a wonderful and vibrant institution like Emerson take control of this site, and we remain committed to staying active in the Boston Market,” said Joseph Dabbah of Panoramic Properties in a prepared statement. Newmark Knight Frank’s Tom Greeley represented Panoramic Properties in the $24 million sale of 171 Tremont Street to Emerson.
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