Skyview on the Hudson - 5900 Arlington Avenue
As a continuation of MKM’s work in upgrading the entire campus for Skyview on the Hudson, we have designed new entrances for all three condominium buildings. One is complete, and the second, at 5900 Arlington Avenue, is under construction. The new design widens the existing driveway and brings in temporary parking spots for cars and trucks. Current plantings are being transformed to low maintenance systems, incorporating multi-stem trees, drifts of perennials, and meadows. We also designed a new ADA ramp and cross walks to provide a pedestrian friendly environment.
PS 202 Brooklyn
MKM designed a $4.6 million school project for PS202 in Brooklyn. The overall site is 1.4 acres.
For this large play space, we rotated site elements and pavement patterns to a 45-degree angle, creating a dynamic connectivity throughout the site. The playground includes an early childhood play area in a courtyard. A wide, linear planting bed buffers play areas from the noise of heavy traffic on Linden Boulevard, providing school children with a protected and enjoyable environment.
PS 50 BRONX
MKM has completed the design drawings for a new school project at PS50 in Bronx, an outdoor play area featuring murals by local and international artists. Our geometric pavement pattern accentuates an existing painting created by Tony "Rubin" Sjöman. We propose to connect an existing playground with a new synthetic turf field, a gardening area, an outdoor classroom, and a basketball court. The new playground will be embraced with layered vegetation, providing an interactive and vibrant space for learning and recreation.
330 W. 34TH STREET
MKM Landscape Architecture was approached by Vornado Realty Trust to design two terraces on the 15th floor of a commercial building at 330 W. 34th Street. Vornado requested a variety of programmed spaces for tenats: yoga / sun deck, outdoor flex work zones, shaded and outdoor seating areas MKM used a variety of plant heights and varieties, as well as green screens, to make office spaces more market competitive and appealing to prospective tenants.
Apple Orchard at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
MKM designed an apple orchard path along the axial view from formal garden to water, using only heirloom varieties. The path will be surrounded by pollinator meadow and crab apple trees to create a naturally grown orchard. MKM’s design-build company Lignin has just completed the installation.
PS 152 ANNEX
Our new school project at PS152 Annex in Flatbush, Brooklyn will be constructed in 2019! The design includes new playground equipment, basketball courts, and an outdoor classroom for kids of 2-5 years. As the site has limited space, we advocated the use of ‘poured in place’ safety surface to create an open and smooth playing experience with a dynamic patterned design.
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 equipment 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 is currently under construction.