One Penn Plaza
MKM is designing a new seventh floor terrace for Vornado's One Penn Plaza tower overlooking Manhattan's Penn Station.
MKM is collaborating with NYC Parks to redesign the playground at McDonald Park in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The schematic design includes new swings, playground equipment and a spray play area for kids of all ages. The park will also include a new area for adult fitness equiptment and enhanced green spaces.
Bilkent University Student Residences
MKM has been working with Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, to design a campus plan for the university’s new student residence hall. The new building is located on top of a hill between an existing older dormitory and a gymnasium. MKM design includes a sloped quad with integrated seat walls, stairways with bike runnels for students, and gathering areas on several levels. All storm water from new and existing roofs will be treated in bio-retention swales with native plantings. The project will break ground early in 2017.
P.S. 11 - KATHRYN M. PHELAN SCHOOL
Originally built in the 1950s, the existing school building will see a new addition as part of a major renovation project overseen by Omni Architects. The architecture firm reached out to MKM Landscape Architecture to spearhead the design and construction of a new playground that will provide a prominent link between the new and existing wings.
To promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices, the design incorporates storm water management, use of recycled materials, and accessible gardening spaces for the students. Active play is emphasized with the inclusion of a new playground structure, running track with synthetic turf field, basketball hoops, and raised berms integrated into the plan.