Master of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
With a background in fine arts, sculpture and community service, Heather brings a social and environmental ethic to the art of landscape design. She opened her own business, HighMark Land Design, following nine years of practice working with respected landscape architects and urban planners such as Richard Burck, Carr, Lynch Hack and Sandell and Scott Slaney. In 2008, HighMark Land Design merged with long term collaborator, Gina Foglia, Foglia Design Associates. As a sole practictioner, Ms heimarcks firm focused on community, smart growth, and the artistic design of the environment. Heather accepted the position of incoming director of the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum in 2007. She has been a pivotal force in the 2009 transfer of The Landscape Institute to the BAC where she continues to provide the strategic vision for the Landscape Institute.
Heather received the Janet Darling Webel Award for Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and has worked on several of the pioneer LEED projects in Massachusetts.