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Rachel Cotter, RLA

Director, Civic Spaces
Director, Civic Spaces

Rachel Cotter is a licensed landscape architect with over 17 years of experience approaching projects with an eagerness to effect positive community change through the design and construction of civic spaces. Her ambition extends beyond design to enhancing the everyday experiences of her clients and the communities in which she works. Rachel believes strongly that our public spaces should be designed in a way that intrinsically dissolve barriers and offer opportunities for users of all ages and ability levels to experience the built environment. When away from the office, Rachel enjoys time outdoors with her husband and daughter, international travel and exploring new restaurants.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University. She leads with an entrepreneurial spirt and seeks opportunities for speaking engagements and thought leadership in the areas of community design, downtown revitalization and parks and recreation.

Location:
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

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