Senior Landscape Designer
Heike draws design inspiration from the beautiful Bavarian landscapes of her adolescence, where she was raised working in the fields of her family’s farm near the Alps in Germany. As a landscape designer she strongly believes in genius loci—capturing the spirit or the specific character of a place. Her typology focus is on sustainable infrastructure and public space, and she manages projects from schematic design to construction administration including Del Valle Plaza, PS 32K, Broadway Malls, and Edenwald YMCA.
Heike is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Landscape Architect and will complete her final exam this year. As a proud, longtime resident of Inwood, she is a member of “Moving Forward Unidos”—a group created to improve the quality of life for the Inwood and Washington Heights community. Heike enjoys spending time with her wife, giant dog, and two cats, and she also loves making traditional Bavarian dishes like Knoedel or Spaetzle.
Master of Science in Urban Affairs, Focus: Neighborhood Development, Hunter College, New York, 2016
Diploma Engineer in Landscape Architecture and Planning, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, 2004