Holly Workman

Director of Training, Planner, Landscape Designer

Ms. Workman is a planner and landscape designer with the Urban Collaborative, where she has worked since 2012. As Director of Training, she manages and instructs basic, intermediate, and advanced master planning courses for Naval Facilities Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) PROSPECT program. Course topics include: federal policy and regulations, sustainable planning and design, form-based code, historic preservation, visualization techniques, and program management. She led the effort to accredit all Master Planning Courses through the American Council on Education.

Her interests in community development and participatory planning evolved from her education at the University of Oregon. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving dual bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Spanish, and a minor in Business Administration. Ms. Workman holds certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Holly was the primary author, project manager, and/or technical lead on 62 Area Development Plans, 10 Area Development Execution Plans and Sustainability Component Plans, sixteen conceptual architectural designs, and seven Installation Development Plans. She has worked with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army Reserves, NIST, and NASA on a vast array of projects CONUS and OCONUS. Her graphic abilities include AutoCAD, GIS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Trimble SketchUp. Ms. Workman’s work has been recognized with 20 design awards from the American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division, including a Merit Award in 2020 for NSAM’s Installation Development Plan. The NSAM’s Installation Development Plan also received the Grand Design Award (Master Planning) from the Society of American Military Engineers in 2020.

She is dedicated to supporting the American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division (FPD) by volunteering as workshop coordinator for the annual training workshop in Los Angeles (2012); workshop program vice-chair and program coordinator at the annual training workshop in Phoenix (2016); Design & App Committee volunteer in Norfolk (2022); and workshop program chair and coordinator for the regional training workshop in Washington DC (2016) and in Portland, Oregon (2019).