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Kyle Zick, ASLA

Principal

[email]

kzick@kylezick.com

Education:    
Purdue University, B.S. in 
Landscape Architecture, 1993

Heriot Watt University, 
Edinburgh College of Art, 
1990-1991

Registration:
Massachusetts #1163
Connecticut #1232
Maine #4747
New Hampshire #108
New York #002262
Rhode Island #468
Vermont #125.0133723
Virginia # 0406001975
CLARB Registration #38640

Affiliations: 
Member ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architecture

Board member:
Friends of Fairsted, non-profit partner of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Kyle Zick has been practicing landscape architecture for more than 25 years, with expertise in design for historic sites, passive parks, trails, ecologically sensitive sites, and recreational facilities.

Kyle completed a management plan for the trees of F. L. Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace parks in Boston & Brookline for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. KZLA led a team of consultants that assessed the historic trees, woodlands, and riparian corridors and then outlined their management for the future.  This master plan has guided numerous planting and pruning projects in which KZLA has played a lead role.

For the Town of Randolph, Kyle has been consulting since 2012 to open and develop for recreation a 20-acre property for public use on a former farm. Powers Farm Community Park requires restraint to provide access, while still protecting the natural resources that include an Atlantic white cedar swamp, wet meadow, agricultural fields, and woodlands.

Kyle is currently working on the redevelopment of the iconic Kenmore Square in Boston, MA. The project consists of 7 buildings in total and KZLA is tasked with the redesign of the popular streetscape. The improvements will include increasing the frontage zone for retail businesses and adding new accessible furnishings and pedestrian amenities.

Kyle completed a comprehensive trails master plan for Gettysburg National Battlefield. This plan encompasses over 6,000 acres of nationally significant landscape and balances improved access, with protection of natural resources, viewsheds, and archeology protection. 

Kyle recently completed landscape rehabilitation plans for “The Prado” in Boston’s North End. This urban mall was designed in the 1930s by noted landscape architect, Arthur Shurcliff. The plan investigates materials conservation, bronze restoration, drainage improvements and replacement of fountain equipment.

Lectures and Panels:

  • Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Juror for Design Awards, 2016

  • “Opening Conservation Lands to People with Disabilities” Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference, 2016

  • “Landscape Architecture Storytelling” University of Rhode Island, 2015

  • “Climate Change a Call for Action” Preservation Massachusetts, 2015

  • Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Juror for Design Awards, 2011

  • Congress for New Urbanism Summit “Green Infrastructure”, 2011