Commissioners & Staff

Ryu Kim

Ryu is a project manager at the Public Design Commission. Her work focuses on landscape architecture and urban park management in New York City’s public realm. Prior to joining the Public Design Commission, Ryu served as Senior Operations and Project Manager at the Madison Square Park Conservancy and was responsible for capital maintenance projects, special events, and public services unique to the public-private partnership between the Conservancy and the City. Ryu has also worked as a landscape designer and contributed to various planning projects including the Baltimore Inner Harbor Master Plan 2.0 and UNESCO City Icheon Ceramics Village Cultural Master Planning project. She was a lecturer and critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural College, and the University of Maryland. She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland.