Kelly is a Landscape Architect with over 30 years of public sector experience focusing on multi-modal transportation projects, urban design, streetscapes, trails and parks. She is well versed in multi-disciplinary teamwork, project and staff management, public participation, master planning, permitting, and all phases of design and construction support services.
Recent constructed municipal work includes phase one of the Needham Center Streetscape encompassing the Center’s two main intersections and Town Common edge and the Needham Accessible Reservoir Trail, a fully compliant pervious, one half mile trail system with sections of raised boardwalks, a fishing pier, a foot bridge, a rope guide rail and sensory interpretive elements. On the drawing board is the Yarmouth Riverwalk Park and Boardwalk Feasibility Study for the development of a two acre park and a ½ mile boardwalk connecting to a nearby beach.
Kelly has been a team member of numerous award-winning projects. She worked on the Whittier Bridge-I-95 Improvement Project in Amesbury, Newburyport and Salisbury, Massachusetts. Her role on this project included coordinating the development of contract wide planting requirements, trailheads and overlooks for the two mile shared use path, the reuse of bridge artifacts, and twenty-one environmental, historic, and ecological and way-finding interpretive panels. She is currently leading site inspections for plant restoration communities. In Rhode Island, Kelly has worked on the Washington Pedestrian Bridge that links the East Bay Bike Path to Providence’s India Point Park and all phases of the 700 million dollar I-195 Relocation Project in downtown Providence, including landscape architectural components of the project, streetscapes, multi-use paths, riverwalks and parks. The final phase, two riverfront parks flanking the pedestrian bridge (now under construction), is scheduled to be complete in 2019.
Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. She recently served three years on the board of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as President Elect, President, and Past President and is licensed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors; sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing with friends and family.