With a background in fine arts, sculpture, and community service, Heather Heimarck 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, Heather's firm focused on community, smart growth, and the artistic design of the environment.
Heather was appointed director of the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum in 2007 and was a pivotal force in the 2009 transfer of The Landscape Institute to the BAC. Heather is an adjunct member of the faculty for the School of Landscape Architecture. Heather earned her Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. She was a 2015 award recipient for "Excellence in Civic Accomplishments" from the Landscape Design Council of the Federated Garden Club of Massuchusetts and received the Janet Darling Webel Award for Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is a LEED Green Associate and has worked on several of the pioneer LEED projects in Massachusetts.