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Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Cole Cappel, AICP, ENV-SP

Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Cole Cappel, AICP, ENV-SP

Planning and Landscape Architecture (PLA) Division Service Leader, Associate

Westwood Professional Services

Englewood, CO

Over the past nine years, Cole Cappel has risen through Westwood to become the firm’s Planning and Landscape Architecture service leader. Within the first two years as the team’s leader, Cappel’s team nearly tripled in size expanding the service’s geographic footprint across the United States and added a structure of regional leadership. Most recently, Cappel has been asked to transition to a role focused on standalone energy storage to leverage his extensive expertise in land entitlement and team leadership. Cappel is also dedicated to sustainability, developing company-wide initiatives, and contributing to academic research.

Accomplishments/Projects: Clements Ranch Community, Design Lead–Texas; Montgomery Condemnation–Minnesota; Sunstone Development–Nevada

Education: BS in Urban Studies (minor Architecture), University of Texas at Austin

Professional/Public Service: Urban Land Institute, member; American Planning Association, member; Future Cities, volunteer