Colie’s extensive experience with governmental agencies, public institutions, and Architecture and Engineering firms has resulted in project designs that are responsive to community expectations. Her professional approach to encourage creative exploration of project challenges has contributed significantly to development of successful projects. Colie is well known for providing planning, design and quality control services that exceed client expectations. Colie is a former member of the Seattle Planning Commission and served as Co-Chair of the Land Use and Transportation Committee. As such, Colie stays informed of the latest information in urban planning, transit and transportation development. Colie has practiced throughout the Pacific Northwest and has received numerous planning and design awards.


  • Tools for Change in Rural Towns, University of Idaho and Association of Idaho Cities, speaker
  • Curb Appeal, Downtown Revitalization Main Street Program, CTED, lecturer
  • Green Collar Symposium, Building and Site Development Section, panelist
  • WASLA Conference; Restoring the Human Dimension in Cities, Instructor
  • IACC Conference; Downtown Revitalization - Improving Your Community’s Living Room
  • Downtown Revitalization, Eastern Washington University; Urban and Regional Planning Department


  • “Seattle Transit Communities” Report, Seattle Planning Commission, member
  • “The Art of Place Making: Interpreting Community Through Public Art and Urban Design,” contributor; Ronald Lee Fleming, author
  • “Pocket Beach Showcases Low-impact Elements,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, coauthor

Public Service

  • City of Seattle Design Review, former board member Advisory Committee, Snohomish County Landscape Ordinance
  • Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) Local Parks Projects, former committee member
  • Lake City Urban Design Advisory Group, participant