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Heather Heimarck, ASLA

Heather Heimarck, ASLA, is the director of The Landscape Institute at Boston Architectural College.

The Landscape Design Council (LDC) of Massachusetts announces Heather Heimarck, ASLA, director of the Landscape Institute at Boston Architectural College (BAC), is the 2015 winner of its 'Award for Excellence.' The award is given in recognition of outstanding civic accomplishment.

"We recognize Heather Heimarck for her leadership in landscape-design education," explained Tinka Zeitvogel, LDC chairperson. "She was the pivotal force in the 2009 transfer of The Landscape Institute to Boston Architectural College. Her efforts enabled former students to complete their studies in landscape design, history and preservation without interruption."

LDC notes that Heimarck's background in fine arts, sculpture and community service brings a social and environmental ethic to the art of landscape design and landscape education.

Prior to joining the BAC, she was director of the Landscape Institute at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Her professional work spans large-scale urban-planning projects such as the Lower Charles River Basin; campus and institutional work, including the award-winning Honan Allston Public library; streetscapes; bike lanes; and residential design. Her projects include some of the first residential and commercial properties to become LEED certified in Massachusetts.

A registered landscape architect in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Heimarck is a LEED Green Associate and a member of the United States Green Building Council, ASLA, the Ecological Landscape Alliance and the New England Landscape Design & History Assn.

Heimarck received the Janet Darling Webel Award for Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She trained as a sculptor before discovering the interdisciplinary field of landscape architecture, then went on to earn an MLA from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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