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Heather A. Clendenin
Academy of Art University

School of Landscape Architecture
Academy of Art University

Heather Clendenin
Director of Landscape Architecture

As a licensed landscape architect, Heather Clendenin has over 30 years and a wide range of professional and academic experience. She has taught in the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen where she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. She was the program Director for the Landscape Architecture Certificate Program at UC Berkeley Extension for ten years where she initiated and directed the Sustainable Environmental Design and Stewardship Professional Sequence program.

She has been the project designer on a wide range of projects including the Advanced Concepts Center for General Motors in Malibu, Columbia University’s athletic training center in the City of New York, Carousel Park Playground at the Santa Monica Pier, the masterplan for Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College, General Motors Corporate Headquarters in Thousand Oaks, in addition to numerous other corporate, residential, and urban renovation projects. Over the years she has participated in design competitions and is the recipient of several honorable mentions as well as a first place in the first phase of the Peachtree Street International Design Competition.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.