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.

Ridgewood Reservoir closer to preservation as natural open space

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.