Dr. Hellmund is featured in ACUE’s Career Guidance and Readiness course.
Hellmund is an instructor in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University, where his teaching is focused on sustainability planning and experiential education for sustainability. He is also the Principal and President of Hellmund Associates, an environmental consulting firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado, that works with communities to find and implement fundamental aspects of sustainability to help prepare them for the challenges of the future. In addition, he is Principal and Co-Founder of El Laboratorio, the research arm of the nonprofit Americas for Conservation and the Arts.
For 10 years (2005–2015), he was President of the Conway School (Massachusetts) and its graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design, where he oversaw community-based sustainability projects throughout New England and other parts of the United States, as well as in Panama, Mexico, Chile, and Italy. Graduate instruction at Conway was through project-based, experiential learning.
Hellmund’s professional activities are a close intertwining of innovative university teaching and writing. He is an ecological designer and conservation planner, with more than 30 years of professional experience. A Harvard-educated landscape architect and planner, he was born and raised in the Republic of Panama.
Hellmund holds a BS in Landscape Horticulture (Design) from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also undertook advanced graduate work at Harvard University and Wageningen University (The Netherlands).