Master of Landscape Architecture, 2013
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2002
University of Scranton,
B.S. in Environmental Science, 1999
Member ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architecture
LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council
National Charrette System Certificate, National Charrette Institute
Tracy Hudak joined KZLA in 2018, after working at firms in the mid-Atlantic for several years. She has worked on a wide range of scales and project types including community planning, park planning and design, historic preservation, trail design, green infrastructure, and landscape design.
Currently, Tracy is developing Brookline’s Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan. Built on a foundation of data, mapping, and community engagement, Tracy is working to explain scientific concepts in plain language and make the document accessible to a wide audience. The plan provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of Brookline’s urban forest, management strategies, and climate-related threats. Moving beyond planting and pruning schedules, the plan will be an actionable document laying out how the urban forest can be bolstered and proactively managed to make the community and its green infrastructure more resilient to climate change.
Tracy is also working with the Town of Lexington on a 14-acre conservation area, close to the town center, and adjacent to the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. The property offers visitors a variety of habitats—meadow, forested wetland, pond—but the trails suffer from tripping hazards, seasonal flooding, and decaying boardwalks. Tracy is working with the Town and a dedicated group of stakeholders to make improvements that provide better trail conditions, greater resource protection, and universal access.
For a LEED life sciences campus in Boston’s Marine Park, Tracy is currently working on construction administration. In addition to meeting LEED requirements, the landscape considers climate change resiliency and the potential for future flooding events. The four-season landscape and pedestrian-oriented hardscape promotes social interaction and includes an internal courtyard with spaces for working and socializing.
Tracy recently completed the Improvements to the Jamaica Pond Pathways & Entrances project for the Boston Parks & Recreation Department as the lead Project Landscape Architect. Her role in the rehabilitation of this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park included carefully assessing existing conditions along the 1.5-mile perimeter pathway, preparing the construction bid plans, public engagement presentations, and permitting documents, as well as monitoring construction activities.