May 19, 2016

David Kelly

David Kelly, courtesy of Rees Roberts + Partners. 

Firm : Rees Roberts + Partners.

Location : New York, NY. 

Bio : David Kelly is the partner in charge of the landscape department at Rees Roberts and Partners. Kelly, who is from British Columbia, Canada, has been with the firm for 15 years. His collaborative approach with his clients ensures a fully integrated landscape, and his experience with green roof technology and sustainable building practices marries well with his keen aesthetic sense to create bold and innovative landscapes on many scales.

In 2010 Kelly won an American Society of Landscape Architects Award for his landscape design of a retreat in Cape Town South Africa. The project borders the base of Table Mountain and was designed so that it would seamlessly integrate with the rugged and diverse natural environment. Plantings from the rich native Fynbos weave throughout the garden drawing on the regions remarkable biodiversity, and a natural swimming pool and dynamic outdoor living spaces add to the unique visual and lived experience of the landscape.

Kelly has completed a number of projects in Manhattan including an indoor glass conservatory with a 30-foot green growing wall. In addition to the numerous city projects he is working on a 110 acre sustainable farm in upstate New York which when finished will allow the owners to be able to live off the grid. Other projects include a private retreat in Martha’s Vineyard, MA; an oceanfront residence in Montauk, NY; a multi-unit compound in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and a guest house on an island off the coast of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Completed Projects :

A 15th Century Croatian House Transforms into an Extraordinary Island Getaway

An Art-Filled NYC Duplex by Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts

Manhattan Samba: A Brazilian Family’s New York Pied-a-Terre

San Diego House: 2015 BoY Winner for Piéce de Résistance

Steven Harris’ Apartment: 2015 BoY Winner for Large Apartment

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