Hall of Fame - ARCSA Lifetime Achievement Award
Heather Kinkade, FASLA, LEED AP BD&C, ARCSA AP
Heather has 29 years of experience in sustainable land use planning and landscape design. Her experience includes being a member of ARCSA for 12 years. During those years she has held just about every position with ARCSA from secretary to president. As ARCSA's 2005-2007 President, Ms Kinkade was instrumental in setting up the ARCSA AP program from the initial concept to coordinating the first exam.
Heather has written two books on rainwater catchment; Forgotten Rain, Rediscovering Rainwater Harvesting and Design for Water. Both books have won awards and Design for Water is now published in Chinese. She has been a rainwater advocate from her first discovery of the idea and attending her first international rainwater conference in Germany in 2001. Since that time she has added some component of rainwater catchment to all her landscape and land use planning efforts. Heather now teaches rainwater harvesting and alternate water reuse for irrigation at ASU and the class is a required credit for graduation with a Master in Landscape Architecture.
Heather has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona, a Master of Environmental Planning from Arizona State University, and a Certificate in Sustainable Technology and Management from Arizona State University. She began her PhD in Geographical Studies/Sustainability and completed all class work, but had to stop due to the drop in the economy.
Heather has been an active member of the USGBC, a rainwater harvesting technical liaison for the Engineers Without Borders, and is currently a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows. She has donated numerous hours as a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc (ASHRAE)/USGBC/American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)/American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standard 191 committee, a standard for the Efficient Use of Water in Building, Site, and Mechanical Systems. Currently, she continues as an ARCSA representative on the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition.