Nathan Heavers, ASLA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Washington-Alexandria Architecture
Center,
1001 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314

heavers@vt.edu
thebucksaw.com
 
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
RESEARCH AREAS

Contemporary and historical arboreta

Temperate agroforestry

Urban forestry

The National Mall

Rock Creek National Park
 
COURSES TAUGHT

LAR-4705 - Landscape Design and
Planning

LAR-5005 - Graduate Design Lab

LAR-5304G - ADV TS: Advanced
Landscape Plants

LAR-5724 - Scholarship in Landscape
Architecture
 
PROJECTS

The Prince Street Arboretum

The Springsbury Arboretum
at the Casey Tree Farm

The Springsbury Institute
at the Casey Tree Farm

 
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Nathan Heavers researches and designs landscapes to extend the uses and beauty of urban forests, agroforests, and arboreta. His publications and award-winning projects focus on planting trees by design, calling attention to the cultural value of trees and tree collections.
 
EDUCATION

MLA, 2009. Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania.

BA, 2000. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University.

Certificate, 2000. Visual Arts, Princeton University.
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Heavers, N. (2017). Rural cemeteries and arboreta: A case of symbiosis or conflict at Arlington National Cemetery. European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools Conference Proceedings, University of Greenwich, London, England.

Heavers, N. (2017). The evolving arboreta of Washington’s monumental core: 19th century to present. Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. Pages 1-14.

Heavers, N. (2016). Integrating Agroforestry Practices within the Springsbury Arboretum. In European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. Rapperswil, Switzerland.

Heavers, N. (2016). Wayside Fruit: Considering the Productive Potential of Roadway Verges in Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA. In International Federation of Landscape Architects. Turin, Italy: International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Heavers, N. (2015). Arboretum on the National Mall: A Study of Tree Labeling. In Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Landscape Research Record 4: Kansas State University.

Heavers, N. (2015). Finding and Mapping a Teaching Arboretum in Alexandria, Virginia. In European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. Tartu, Estonia: European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. Retrieved from http://www.eclas2015.ee/download