STACY PAETZEL, RLA - Founder and Principal
Marshall Paetzel Landscape Architecture, PC was founded by Stacy Paetzel, a New York State Registered Landscape Architect. Ms. Paetzel is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the US Green Building Association. She was recently appointed as a Board Member of the New York State Board for Landscape Architecture and is a past board member of the New York State Council of Landscape Architects and NY Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Currently Ms. Paetzel is active as co-chair of the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Landscape Pleasures symposium.
An active member of the design community, Ms. Paetzel organized review sessions and taught courses to assist up-and-coming landscape architects obtain licensure. Ms. Paetzel was appointed to the ASLA National Licensure Committee for her continuing work to promote the profession.
Growing up on a farm in rural Virginia surrounded by open meadows and mountain views inspired Stacy’s love of native plants and landscapes that have a sense of place beyond the property line. Ms. Paetzel graduated from Virginia Tech University’s nationally acclaimed five-year landscape architecture program in 2000. Before forming MPLA, Stacy worked for Land Marks, a land planning and conservation firm based in East Hampton, New York, where she learned to enjoy the challenge of designing around some of the country’s most stringent environmental regulations.
JONATHAN PAETZEL, RLA - Principal
After receiving his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech in 1998, Jonathan returned to his Native Long Island to begin his career in landscape architecture. Jonathan spent his first five years in the profession with a small design firm honing skills in landscape design and horticulture. With a strong desire to have more influence in project implementation and construction oversight, Jonathan joined a landscape contracting company involved with residential and public landscape construction as their lead designer. Jonathan would become managing director at the company where he managed the implementation of large-scale landscape projects designed by many notable landscape architects and designers from all across the country. Jonathan also designed and managed the installation of his own substantial residential landscape projects, winning multiple awards during his eleven years with the company.
In 2014, after the success and growth of the firm his wife Stacy Paetzel started ten years earlier, Jonathan joined the team of Marshall Paetzel Landscape Architecture. Jonathan's extensive experience with high end project management and job site supervision has been an excellent addition to the firm. His extraordinary attention to detail and knowledge of materials and construction make him ideally suited to oversee the preparation of bids and construction documents, as well as being the point of contact with contractors in the field. Jonathan is dedicated to achieving flawless results during the implementation of all MPLA designs, while ensuring our clients are receiving the best value from the contractors they hire.
TIM KENNISTON, RLA
Tim is a registered Landscape Architect with license to practice in Connecticut and New York. Being a native to the Connecticut shoreline, his experience in high end residential design spans from Fairfield County to eastern Long Island. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Landscape Architecture, CTASLA Honors Award and a passion for creating beautiful spaces. After graduation he developed his design palette and technical skillset working for design firms on the South Fork and in Southwestern Connecticut.
At MPLA Tim enjoys using a creative approach to help clients realize their goals and bring concept to reality.
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