Technology / CAD / GIS / BIM

Education Session - Presentation Format

SAT-B06 - Life Size: Innovative Prototyping

Saturday, October 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


As digital tools continue to offer designers powerful ways to develop design ideas, digital prototypes have taken on a vital role throughout all phases of design development.  Three innovative designers discuss how prototypes inform their work and facilitate communication with clients through a diverse range of case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Mikyoung Kim

Mikyoung Kim Design

Mikyoung Kim is an award winning international landscape architect whose work brings innovative design ideas to the urban landscape. She is known for culturally significant landscapes that serve as a powerful tool to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience. The work of MYKD has been highlighted in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Mikyoung was named as AD innovator by Architectural Digest and has been awarded with design excellence honors from the ASLA, the AIA, the GSA, and IFLA. Her work is part of the Smithsonian Museum “American Voices” Collection.


Send Email for Mikyoung Kim

Benjamin Ball

Ball-Nogues Studio

Benjamin Ball, Partner, Assoc. AIA
Benjamin Ball is partner and co-founder of Ball-Nogues Studio in Los Angeles. In this collaboration with Gaston Nogues, he explores an intersection between architecture, public art and industrial design. Essential to each project is the "design" of the production process, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. The Studio has created dozens of installations and exhibited at the MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; the Guggenheim Museum; PS1; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; the Hong Kong | Shenzhen Biennale; and the Beijing Biennale.


Send Email for Benjamin Ball

Ken Smith

Ken Smith Workshop

Ken Smith is one of the best-known of a generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. Smith’s approach is directed at projects of varying scales and types: temporary installations, private residential gardens, public spaces, parks, and commercial projects. With a particular emphasis on projects that explore the symbolic content and expressive power of landscape as an art form, the Workshop specializes in the investigation of new expressions in landscape design.


Send Email for Ken Smith


SAT-B06 - Life Size: Innovative Prototyping

Session Guide

Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for Life Size: Innovative Prototyping