Mark Heller

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Mark Heller is a Lecturer in the department of Urban Planning and Design, where his teaching explores data-driven methods for unpacking and drawing urbanization paradigms. He also teaches in the architecture program at Wentworth Institute of Technology and works as an urban and computational designer for Perkins&Will.

Mark’s design work intersects geographic analysis, data visualization, and computation. As an Irving Innovation Fellow, he built a platform for computationally rendering geographic-scale, speculative landscapes. His ongoing projects include a collaboration with the London School of Economics to visualize correspondences of the Royal African Company. Mark’s prior practice includes Sasaki Associates, Starr Whitehouse in New York, and Williams, Asselin, Ackaoui & Associates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mark received his Master in Landscape Architecture and Master in Urban Planning degrees from Harvard GSD, and holds a degree in Government and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies from Dartmouth College.