"Creating Great Places"


Who We Are

YKD is a landscape architectural firm dedicated to deliver exceptional designs and innovative solutions for our clients. The principal of the firm, Yunsoo Kim, has designed and overseen the construction of world class landscape all over the world.


YKD was formed to provide a highly focused and dedicated level of quality services to our clients, empowered by the vast knowledge and experience that Yunsoo has accumulated over his 30 years in the industry. At YKD, we take great pride in our ability to devote a great deal of personal attention to each and every one of our clients.


YKD operates on a team approach. We bring together owners, users, and consultants in a collaboration of knowledge, needs, and efforts, thus realizing superior results. From concept design to construction administration, we work closely with our clients, stakeholders, permitting agencies, contractors, and consultants to bring outstanding designs to reality. 

YKD is certified SBE/ DBE/ MBE.

Our Services

Landscape Architecture

Urban Design

Project Management

Construction Administration

Campus Planning

Parks and Open Space

Waterfront Development

Ecological Restoration

Commercial, Residential, and Mixed-Use

Civic and Institutional Facilities

Streetscapes and Transportation 

Schools and Colleges



Meet the Principal

Awards & Recognition


Cabrillo Way Marina Phase II

Engineering News - Record California, Award of Merit,

Best Renovation / Restoration Project, 2012

LA Waterfront Downtown Harbor

Engineering News - Record California, Award of Merit,

Landscape / Urban Development Category, 2013

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation

California Preservation Foundation Award, 2014

Engineering News - Record California; Best Project, Water / Environmental Category, 2013

ASLA of Southern California; Award of Excellence, Quality of Life Design, 2014

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse

Urban Land Institute; Global Awards of Excellence, 2014

Engineering News - Record California, Best Project, Government / Public Building Category, 2014

Yongsan International Business District Retail

Global RLI, Future Project Award, 2013

Yunsoo Kim


In over 30 years of professional career, Yunsoo Kim, an award winning landscape architect, has devoted himself to creating and building beautiful, timeless design in the U.S., China, South America, and Korea. His work spans the public and private sectors and includes waterfronts, schools and corporate campuses, streetscapes, parks, mixed-use developments, transit-oriented development (TOD) and private residences.