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 Enviromental 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

Timothy F. Veit

A New Yorker by birth and occasionally by disposition, Mr. Veit is a proud native of Fairfield, Connecticut who joined the WKA team in August 2016 as an Ecologist. He is responsible for assessing the quality and functionality of various coastal and inland ecosystems, evaluating the potential biological and environmental impacts of proposed projects and assisting with a multitude of field and office operations.

Prior to this position, Mr. Veit attended Vassar College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Religion. As an undergraduate, he independently investigated the effectiveness of azadirachtin tree injections and host-specific parasitoid wasps in combating emerald ash borer infestations, research that was presented at the Northeast Natural History Conference at the Eagle Hill Institute and was also the subject of his senior project, which was given a level of academic distinction by his faculty advisors. Moreover, he worked as a Student Research Fellow in 2015, exploring methods for successfully managing invasive vines and Phragmites australis, participating in the restoration of the Edith Roberts Ecological Laboratory and releasing and monitoring emerald ash borer biological control agents in coordination with the USDA and The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mr. Veit was a member of the men’s varsity squash team and one of Vassar’s co-ed A cappella groups and currently volunteers his free time working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven, CT. Email: tveit@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

Debra K. De Vries-Dalton, LEED AP

Debra joined William Kenny Associates (WKA) in May 2018. Her experiences growing up adjacent to undeveloped woodlands formed her desire to enable others to enjoy the beauty of the natural environment by creating spaces people are instinctively drawn to by interweaving nature with the built environment. WKA’s renowned emphasis on creating ecologically sound and creative landscape designs compliments Debra’s interest in designing spaces that contribute to environmentally healthy environments for individuals and their communities.

Prior to joining William Kenny Associates, Debra worked for Aris Land Studio, a landscape architecture firm in Bridgeport, CT with a strong environmental focus, where Debra created ecologically sensitive landscapes for educational, recreational, commercial, urban, municipal and residential projects./p>

Debra’s first career as a commercial real estate investment advisor provided her with the experience of purchasing investment grade commercial real estate throughout the United States for pension funds. She also provided feasibility studies and consulting to corporate, municipal and private clients./p>

She is the current President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture and serves on the Glastonbury Beautification Committee, Glastonbury Town Center Initiative and is a member of the Connecticut Green Building Council./p>

Debra holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Landscape Architecture and Biology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and an MBA from the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, University of Connecticut at Storrs. Email: ddevries@wkassociates.net