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Michael Doucette, RLA

Landscape Architect




University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2012

University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management, 2012

Mike Doucette has been with KZLA for more than five years. In that time, he has developed a broad range of knowledge and skills in landscape design, historic preservation and landscape conservation, including the permitting process. In addition, Mike contributes to various projects with GIS inventorying and analysis, graphic representation, construction documentation and project management.


Recently, Mike was the lead landscape architect with the Parkway Street Tree Inventory Report for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The project incorporated a comprehensive tree inventory and conditions assessment of 9,500 street trees, set along 45 miles of DCR-owned parkway. All of the parkways studied in the report were listed on the Nation Register of Historic Places. The goal of the project was to achieve an understanding of the DCR resources and to create a database that was inter-departmentally accessible to enhance maintenance and management of the DCR parkway trees. 


Presently, Mike is working with the Town of Brookline on an Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan studying the existing trees (publicly and privately owned) to help mitigate climate change.  The master plan will serve as guideline for the town to follow, outlining goals for the town to strive for, proper techniques for new landscape related construction projects and an audit of maintenance practices in an effort to combat the ongoing climate change challenges. 


Mike also played a critical role on The Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory, Conditions Assessment, and Management Plan.  Mike was an integral member in completing the Management Plan. Presently, Mike continues to act in a project managerial and consulting role on this project and to the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  Creating work plans to implement and fulfill the guidelines established in the Management Plan, tracking, logging and updating the tree data and overseeing planting and tree work efforts.  Mike relies on the use of ESRI and GIS extensively to manage this project and to track and record work completed in the field. 



  • Boston Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award 2015 for the Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory, Conditions Assessment and Management Plan, Boston & Brookline, Massachusetts

  • Rhode Island Society of Landscape Architects, Redesigning & Enhancing the Value of the University of Rhode Island Field Management Areas, Merit Award 2013 

  • Rhode Island APA Award, Biscuit City Restoration Project, 2011

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