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EP-117 Owning You Space w/ Colleen Vacelet

EP-117 Owning You Space w/ Colleen Vacelet

Update: 2021-11-03


Colleen is the founder and president of Intreegue Design, Inc., she is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of MD, DE, VA, PA, as well as an ISA certified arborist and forest conservation planner and a LEED AP BD+C. With over 19+ years of experience, Colleen has worked for a variety of well established firms along with her tenure at Intreegue. Currently, her firm is working a projects that include: Port Covington, the Amazon HQ in Virginia, Cylburn Arboretum Nature Education Center, and Community Master Planning with Lennar Corporation. Her experience ranges from master planning, estate planning, high-end residential, institutional, forest conservation, botanical garden, children’s garden, healing garden, pollinator garden, workshop facilitation, horticultural, and installation. Colleen started in the field early on playing in sawdust piles at her father's saw mill. Later in highschool she worked as a foreman at his contracting company. Colleen holds a double degree in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture from the University of Maryland (UMD). Her passion for the field of Landscape Architecture has taken her near and far. She has lived and researched in other countries to garner new cultural connectivity and hone her design skills. Presently, Colleen is active in continuing her education and providing education to others. She began teaching at the Catholic University of America for the Graduate Architecture Department in 2010. Since then she has come home to her alma mater to join the faculty as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Landscape Architecture Department. She teaches 3 different courses and mentors students along the way. When time allows, Colleen teaches students the art of Landscape Sketching and Graphics for the Study Abroad Program in Italy. Recently, Colleen served as President for the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has worked with legislators on Capitol Hill regarding green bill efforts. She is also an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which helped her have the acumen to buy her first bosses company in 2019 and bring it under the Intreegue umbrella. She is a recent recipient of the ‘Bridging the Gap’ award, The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women Honoree, and a Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree.  Mentoring is a major part of Colleen's life. She serves as a mentor for Heartsmiles, the AWE Project, and CREW on the national level. More than anything, Colleen cares about her children and the world they will grow up in. She “walks the talk” in her role as an environmental steward, both as a designer and citizen. On her property she raises chickens and bees, and grows veggies.









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EP-117 Owning You Space w/ Colleen Vacelet

EP-117 Owning You Space w/ Colleen Vacelet

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