Heather Clark utilizes art, architecture, and community engagement to catalyze built environments that power themselves, cleanse themselves, transform waste, provide wildlife habitat, produce food, and enhance the lives of people. As founder of Biome Studio, a design and development studio, Clark’s projects range from the practical to the whimsical, with all efforts rooted in sound building principles, such as Passive House, and an understanding of ecology. Clark has overseen the largest deep energy retrofit in the U.S.; installed over one megawatt of solar on 2,300 affordable apartments; and created a green development and property management program for 90,000 units of affordable housing on behalf of one of the largest affordable housing developers in the US.
Clark previously served as ‘Energy Efficiency Expert’ on the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council that oversees Massachusetts utility energy efficiency programs. Clark was a 2018 Invoking the Pause Climate Change Grant Recipient and the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Woods Hole Research Center, a leading global climate change think tank.
Clark holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Community Planning, a self-designed major.
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