Colleen Soden

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Colleen Sodenshe


Sustainability Consulting

  • 3.7M GSF
  • 18 Projects
  • 26 Year Career


Colleen is committed to enhancing the knowledge and sustainability consciousness of every team member and the occupants of the buildings we impact. Together, we are forging a path toward a brighter and more eco-friendly future for all.

Colleen Soden's extensive experience spans more than twenty years across sustainability, encompassing planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. Her diverse project portfolio includes some of the nation's most sustainable schools, award-winning science laboratories, prestigious institutional structures, mixed-use urban developments, modern office buildings, multifamily housing, vibrant retail spaces, and cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

Colleen's career journey has taken her through the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, providing her with a comprehensive perspective that greatly informs her current role as a green consultant. Over the course of her career, she has led more than two hundred LEED and advanced sustainability projects, with a particular focus on driving initiatives for energy efficiency and natural resource conservation.



Building Types

  • Education K-12
  • Education: Higher Ed
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial / Warehouse
  • Laboratory / Tech / Science
  • Lodging
  • Mixed Use
  • Office
  • Residential: Affordable Multi Family
  • Residential: Multi-family
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Senior Living

Achieved Project Certifications

  • LEED
  • Living Building Challenge


  1. 2023 Urban Land Institute – Winner Architecture Award of the Americas
  2. 2023 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator
  3. 2022 National AIA COTE Top Ten Award
  4. 2022 National AIA Educational Facilities Design Excellence Award
  5. 2022 American School & University William W. Caudill Citation
  6. 2022 BSA Harleston Parker Medal People's Choice Award
  7. 2022 IFLA Green Library Award Finalist
  8. 2022 Learning by Design Magazine Educational Facilities Design Award Honorable Mention
  9. 2021 National AIA/ALA Library Building Excellence Award (Valente Library)
  10. 2021 AIA New England Design Merit Award
  11. 2021 BSLA Design Merit Award
  12. 2021 Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award for Green Architecture
  13. 2021 IIDA New England Humanity of Design Award
  14. 2021 Metropolis Planet Positive Northeast Region Education Award
  15. 2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Green Building Award Honorable Mention
  16. 2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Institutional Interior Award Honorable Mention
  17. 2020 Architect's Newspaper AN 'Best Of' Design Interior Lighting Award Editor's Picks
  18. 2020 BSA Design Excellence Honor Award
  19. 2020 BSA Sustainable Design Honor Award
  20. 2020 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
  21. 2020 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award for Block, Building, and Street
  22. 2020 Engineering News Record New England Project of the Year
  23. 2020 Engineering News Record New England Best K-12 Education Project
  24. 2020 IES Boston Section Illumination Merit Award for Energy and Environmental Design
  25. 2019 USGBC Massachusetts Green Building of the Year