Heather McKinstry believes that sustainable architecture is a critical part of creating a more equitable world. After completing her thesis on disaster relief housing, her commitment to environmentalism and community focused urbanism led her to work on the design and construction of Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Bronx River House for the NYC Parks Department – creating spaces for all New Yorkers while minimizing environmental impact of new buildings. She believes architecture’s most important role is to create inclusive, healthy, and sustainable environments for our communities and for architects to be good stewards of the resources we share with the world.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a licensed architect in New York, a Certified Passive House Consultant, and co-chair of the firm’s Sustainable Practice Group. She is currently involved in AIA NY Committee on the Environment (COTE) as well as Marching Further.