is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.
Heymann received degrees in architecture from the the Cooper Union and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He worked for Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and I.M Pei and Partners, prior to founding his own firm. The focus of Heymann’s writing and research is the complex relationship of buildings and landscapes, particularly natural landscapes. This is also the centerline of his architectural practice, with commissions for clients including the Audubon Society and President George W. and Laura Bush, for whom he designed an environmentally sustainable house in Crawford, Texas. His architectural work has been variously published, and recognized with design honors, including selection for Emerging Voices by the Architecture League of New York. Heymann is currently working on a series of essays that ask how buildings make landscape.
Heymann’s teaching has been recognized with numerous awards, including the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the Texas Society of Architects’ Romeiniec Teaching Award, the Friars’ Centennial Award, and the University of Texas Ex-student Teaching Award, among others. He is a member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teaching Professors, and an ACSA Distinguished Teaching Professor.
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