Heather Faivre

Heather Faivre

Urbana, IL, US



I have recently graduated with honors from the University of Illinois landscape architecture undergraduate program. I an actively seeking employment in the design field.

Throughout my studio, theoretical and technical coursework I developed a keen interest in the design challenges of urban projects, both social and environmental. I am interested in designing for social sustainability and to create active, engaging and meaningful spaces that bring cities and communities to life. 

My professional goals in landscape architecture are to provide creative solutions for the built environment and engage people in dynamic places that foster both social and natural systems while promoting a culture of sustainability. 


University of Illinois Extension Service Office of Web Development, Urbana , IL, Video Editor

Research, Developing and Producing a promotional video piece for Cook County Extension services.

Jun 2012 - current

The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, US, Landscape Architecture Intern

Summer intern in the division of Environment, Culture and Conservation. Responsibilities included
• Assisting in the design, planning, development and management of community Chicago Climate
Action Plan (CCAP) garden projects.
• Documenting projects' progress.
• Creating graphic guides and tools for CCAP projects and activities.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Distinctive Gardens, Dixon, IL, Landscape Gardener

Garden installation and maintenance.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture curriculum with a focus on digital video art and new media production.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


University Olmsted Scholar, Award

"LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits." --Landscape Architecture Foundation


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