Betsy A. Kaemmerlen, L.A.
Senior Landscape Architect
B.S. & B.L.A. SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse 1980
Off Campus Study: Aug – Dec 1979 Kyoto, Japan – received ASLA Cert. of Merit
Betsy Kaemmerlen is a Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience. This includes site analysis, program development, conceptual alternatives, schematic design, preliminary cost estimates, final site design and construction documentation, as well as setting up landscape maintenance programs with integrated turf and pest management plans for existing facilities.
Project types include master plans for office campus developments, schools and day care centers, municipal and health care facilities, retail and industrial development, condominium and elderly housing. Wetlands mitigation design and planting along with controls of invasive plants has been an on-going subject of research and implementation. Betsy has also designed rain gardens, native plantings, wildlife restorations and sustainable landscapes, utilizing the latest technologies and best management practice.
Her expertise includes biofilter design and wetlands creation, as well as strong graphic communication and public presentations. She combines computer generated graphics (using Photoshop and AutoCAD) with freehand techniques to be more visually effective and give a softer feel to the renderings. An avid gardener, she knows plants from hands-on experience, culturally and aesthetically.