Kyle Zick, ASLA
Kyle Zick, Founder and Principal, has practiced landscape architecture for over 24 years on project types ranging from historic sites and parks, environmentally sensitive areas, college campuses, streetscapes, residences, and commercial properties. Kyle has lectured on site design in historic contexts, trail design, and sustainable materials at the Boston Architectural College, Build Boston and the Historic Trails Conference. Many of his projects have won design awards from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, the Louisiana Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Danielle D. Desilets, RLA
Danielle, Senior Associate, has nearly 20 years of experience practicing landscape architecture. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University (2004) and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island (1999). To this experience she brings a passion for the American cultural landscape and while at KZLA has managed projects for Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania) and Longfellow House-Washington Headquarters National Historic Site (Cambridge, MA). Other projects Danielle has managed at KZLA include the documentation of the landscapes of two American Embassies, in Rome, Italy and New Delhi, India, as well as developing parks and landscapes for the municipalities of Arlington, Boston, Framingham, Great Barrington, Somerville, Weymouth, and Yarmouth. In 2017, she completed the Landscape Master Plan for the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus.
Yongjae Lee has been at KZLA since it’s founding in 2010 and has played a leading role in many of projects, demonstrating creativity and technical proficiency with details and construction. He is also responsible for design alternatives, presentation graphics, and three-dimensional simulation. Jae has been heavily involved in multiple projects at Phillips Exeter Academy and the National Park Service. He is currently working on improvements to historic Franklin Park in Boston. Jae is in charge of office CAD standards as well as adapting new software programs to improve efficiency of production. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University. Jae is fluent in English and Korean.
Rob Barella, RLA
Rob, a native of Newport, received his BLA degree from the University of Rhode Island. He contributes skills in graphic design, 3D modeling, and a strong interest in tactical urbanism. Rob is currently developing a tree care and succession plan for Boston’s Esplanade and is working on the installation of an urban dog park in Boston’s North End. He has recently completed a trail restoration project for the Forest River Conservation Area. Rob is a recent design winner of the Northern Avenue Bridge Competition, hosted by the City of Boston and BSA, and was the designer of the “Mytoi PopUp Park” hosted by the Trustees.
Mike graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture & Turf-Grass Management. He has developed a broad range of knowledge and skills in landscape design, historic preservation and conservation including the permitting process. In addition, Mike provides a number of computer skills to the office, include GIS data analysis and map making. Mike is currently contributing to urban forest management plans for DCR parkways and the Emerald Necklace. He has also developed designs for the restoration of Olmsted's South Park Arboretum in Buffalo, NY and for an expansion of the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, Connecticut. Outside of work, Mike enjoys kayaking, hiking, gardening and being with his wife and their dog.
Tracy has recently joined KZLA after working at firms in the mid-Atlantic for several years. Her sustainability career originally began with the Environmental Protection Agency, and she continues to serve the public interest in her current work at KZLA. She has worked on a wide range of scales and project types including community planning, park planning and design, trail design, green infrastructure, and landscape design. She brings to each project critical thinking, attention to detail, a willingness to engage in thoughtful debate, and a commitment to quality. She earned her master’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University. She is currently working on the rehabilitation of Prospect Hill Park in Somerville, MA.