William Kenny Associates

Ecological Services • Landscape Architecture

William Kenny PWS, RLA

Bill Kenny has more than 25 years of experience in site and environmental planning and construction. Mr. Kenny is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist, a Soil Scientist, Registered Landscape Architect and a Certified Organic Land Care Professional. Mr. Kenny earned a degree in Environmental Management from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a degree in Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut and completed post graduate studies in Soil Science at the University of Massachusetts. Email: wkenny@wkassociates.net

Bozena 'Genna' Kupinska, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP

Bozena 'Genna' Kupinska, a native of Poland, has both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Landscape Architecture from the Agricultural University of Warsaw. She completed post-graduate work at the University of Bristol's Botanical Garden in United Kingdom.

Genna is a registered landscape architect in New York State and Connecticut. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Council of Landscape Architects Review Board (CLARB). With almost 20 years of experience, Genna has worked on a variety of projects including urban designs, high-end residential properties, commercial developments and institutional works. She holds a title of Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediments Control (CPESC) that allows her to work on landscapes involving land disturbance, land development and land management. Genna is also LEED-AP certified. She has a knowledge of the green building movement and can contribute her expertise to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.

Before joining William Kenny Associates, Genna worked for Town & Gardens, Ltd., a design-build firm in Manhattan, and a high-end landscape architecture company, Benedek & Ticehurst, where she contributed to many of the firms' most prestigious projects.

Genna is a strong advocate of sustainable design. She believes a design should be based on a deep understanding of natural systems, harmonizing beauty and ecological function. She uses her imagination and experience to help integrate landscapes with the built and natural environment, creating a complementary relationship that brings holistic, aesthetic impression to its users while supporting the goals of the clients. Through her designs, Genna creates landscapes that provide a space for renewal, inspiration and transformation.
Email: gkupinska@wkassociates.net

Kayla Frankel

Kayla Frankel is a Project Coordinator and has worked with WKA for seven years. She is involved with project development, and permitting coordination. She is expert in AutoCAD and technical applications and coordinates both landscape architectural and permitting projects to fulfill requirements and meet deadlines. Prior to this, Mrs. Frankel, for five years was an administrative assistant with Accent Capital in Seymour, CT. She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor Arts degree in History. Email: kfrankel@wkassociates.net

Kathleen L. Haas

Katie joined the firm in 2017 enriching our growing landscape architecture practice. She contributes by designing landscapes for the use and recreation of people, harmoniously connecting the natural landscape and the architecture of the space. Katie's designs are influenced by her background experiences and natural love for New England. Through her studies and work she has combined her passion for the outdoors with her craft in fine art to design unique and beautiful landscapes.

Katie holds a Bachelor's of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the ASLA and through her work utilizes techniques to eradicate invasive plants and recreate the native garden. Katie continues her education by attending lectures hosted by architecture and horticulture organizations and is currently pursuing professional licensure.

Before joining WKA she worked as a landscape designer and project manager for high-end residential clients in Fairfield County Connecticut, where she gained valuable experience in garden installation and maintenance management. Prior to that, Katie worked as a design assistant for a New Jersey residential design firm working with horticulturists to bring the botanical garden to the residential landscape. While living in New Jersey she also worked as a gardener for the historic Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit New Jersey, where she practiced hands on sustainable, ornamental horticulture. Email: khaas@wkassociates.net

Keith Bellizzi, PLA, ASLA

Keith is a registered Landscape Architect with license to practice in Connecticut. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 where he earned the UConn Landscape Architecture Excellence Award. Immediately after graduation, he developed his design palette working for award winning design firms in Connecticut and on the East End of Long Island. His past experience, combined with his time with William Kenny Associates, has honed his design expertise and technical skillset. He has a passion for designing functionally sound and aesthetically beautiful spaces for his clients. Keith finds inspiration in the connection between the built environment and natural landscape. Email: kbellizzi@wkassociates.net

Carolyn Matthews

Carolyn is an Ecologist & Arborist and is responsible for assessing the quality and functionality of various coastal and inland ecosystems, evaluating the potential biological and environmental impacts of proposed land developments, preparing habitat enhancement and management plans, conducting tree surveys and assessments, and assisting with general field and office operations. Carolyn is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and holds the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ). She has a master’s degree in Forest Ecology and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Conservation Biology from Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Prior to joining WKA, Carolyn managed the New York City office of an Urban Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting company. As Manager she was responsible for overseeing a range of projects in the NYC metro area including invasive species eradication programs, urban forestry management, tree inventories and risk assessments, pollinator garden installations, and ecological restoration by working closely with local cemeteries, parks, universities, municipalities, construction and engineering firms, and state and federal agencies. Email: cmatthews@wkassociates.net