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 is designing an apple orchard path along the axial view from formal garden to water. The path will be surrounded by pollinator meadow and crab apple trees to create a naturally grown orchard.
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 outdoor classroom for kids of 2-5 years. As the limited site space we advocated to use Poured in Place safety surface to create an open and smooth playing experience with dynamic pattern 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 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.