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Rachel Vedder, RA, LEED AP

Registered Architect, Senior Associate,

Rachel is a Registered Architect who joined Design Collaborative in 2009. She has managed the design process for numerous significant projects and excels at client service and building consensus with project stakeholders. She understands that an effective project manager has to be fully engaged in all activities of the project.

Rachel has an uncanny ability to find 4-leaf clovers – several dozen each summer. She works at DC with her BFF (and husband), Justin. Rachel also enjoys running, which almost always involves pushing a stroller with 1 to 3 of her children. She has never missed a Fort4Fitness race, no matter if she’s 8 weeks or 7 months pregnant.  Rachel even ran the Chicago Marathon once!

Areas of Expertise
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Williams Woodland Park Neighborhood Association
  • Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana
  • 2021 Urban Land Institute Americas – Awards for Excellence, Riverfront Development
  • 2020 American Engineering Council – Award, Riverfront Development
  • 2020 ASLA Central States – Award of Excellence, Riverfront Development
  • 2020 ASLA IL – Merit Award, Riverfront Development
  • 2020 Fast Company – 2020 Innovation by Design, Riverfront Development
  • 2014 Building Contractors Association – Renovation Under $2M, Science Central Science on a Sphere
  • Registered Architect: Indiana
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