MKM is working with Studios Architecture to transform the terrace and roofs of the top two floors of an office building at 150 5th Avenue into an inviting and functional outdoor area for meetings and relaxation for future tenants. The MKM design incorporates understory trees and hedges for area separation; perennials and grasses to soften parapet conditions and to support pollinators; and a meadow on a roof saddle that surrounds a glass room on the top floor. Plans are now complete and construction will begin shortly.
Mark K Morrison has been invited to present at the CTASLA's Green Roof Structures program to discuss his extensive experience planting and designing green roofs in NYC. He is scheduled to speak at the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects on Thursday, September 28 at the Hartford Club in Hartford, CT.
At Turkey's Bilkent University, construction has begun on the foundation and on MKM's design for the green infrastructure beneath the Quad. The green infrastructure is designed to accommodate all the stormwater from the roofs of the new student residence building as well as stormwater runoff originating from the surrounding existing structures.
Mark has long been a collector of antique gardening tools, particularly those from England and France. His extensive collection was featured by the Journal of Antiques & Collectibles in their May 2017 magazine.
The new heavy-timber playground at Riverdale's Skyview-on-the-Hudson is nearing completion and kids are out enjoying it. The next phase of work on the campus will be to renovate the gateway landscapes at the 3 main building entrances along Arlington Avenue. Design and construction documents are nearing completion and we're looking forward to construction in spring 2018.
Mark K Morrison is honored as Distinctive Alumnus of the Year by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Due to our extensive green roof design and construction experience, Mark Morrison was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the challenges of constructing green roofs. Our recent work developing a green roof terrace at 1 Lincoln Plaza was featured in the article.
Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park on the border of Brooklyn and Queens is one step closer to being forever preserved as a natural open space. MKM developed the master plan for the decommissioned reservoir and lead the reclassification effort of the dam to a low-hazard zone. This reclassification effort opened the door to the current pursual of a Critical Environment Area designation and to the proposed inclusion of the site on the National and State Historic Registers. Once the process is complete, the natural area and trails of Ridgewood Reservoir will be preserved for generations to come.
Read more about it in the Queens Chronicle.