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Carl R. Kelemen

RLA, FASLA, Principal


Carl is the owner and Principal Landscape Architect of KMS Design Group.  He is a Registered Licensed Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

In his 45-year plus career, Carl’s diverse experience has included: site planning; landscape, grading, planting, irrigation system, site and landscape lighting design for governmental, commercial, residential and non-profit clients.  He has prepared award-winning park and recreation plans, construction documents, trail plans, and residential designs.  He worked in the design-build world for over 8 years, gaining valuable hands-on construction experience. 

During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, he taught landscape design/build courses to homeowners in lifelong learning environments at community college evening programs.  He has also been a featured speaker to civic groups and at professional seminars.  He has taught landscape architecture courses, has been a guest lecturer and design critic at several Philadelphia area colleges and universities.

Carl now spends most of his time as an experienced expert witness.  He has worked with dozens of clients on law suits involving landscape-related property infringement, construction failures, falls, landscape maintenance, and grading and drainage issues, and ADA compliance in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and South Carolina. 

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