Heather M. Corcoran is a Master in Landscape Architecture candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. (Hook 'em! 🤘🌱)
Her interests include nature-based solutions and systems-scale design for climate change; the Design Justice movement; and regenerative, soil-building power of plants. Her current research focuses on proactive landscape design strategies for managed retreat.
When not in studio, Heather was an active part of UTSOA life, serving as assistant editor/TA at the Center for American Architecture and Design, elected secretary of the school's Student ASLA Chapter, CODE Diversity in Programming subcommittee member, and co-editor of the award-winning ISSUE XVI journal of student work.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Art History from New York University. She has an extensive background in publishing, including stints as Senior Editor at Dwell and freelance contributor to The New York Times, Architectural Record, and (many) others. She has edited more than a dozen books and contributed a chapter to one, alongside Jonathan Franzen and James Franco.