Theodore Hoerr is a licensed landscape architect and urban designer who has led the design and implementation of a diverse range of projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His body of work ranges from large scale urban strategies to reshape the future of cities to small scale landscapes that emphasize the craft of building. His professional and academic work explores how landscape’s innate ability to change creates new emergent forms and experiences that synthesize culture, nature, and the built environment. He received his Masters in Urban Design with distinction (MLAUD) and Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA II) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Theodore currently teaches in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Previous to founding Terrain Work Theodore worked in several leading international design practices. He was a Principal at Balmori Associates in New York City where he led the design of large scale urban projects in New York, Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an award-winning master plan for the University of Iowa Art Campus. Prior to this Theodore was a Senior Associate at EDAW/AECOM and a designer at Richard Haag Associates in Seattle, Washington.
Kelly Watters is a designer at Terrain Work. Kelly received her received her Master of Landscape Architecture magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota, where she won the capstone honor award for her thesis “Unbuilding Atlantic City.” She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Hobart William Smith in architectural studies with a minor in anthropology and environmental studies giving her a holistic view of how design impacts culture and ecology.
Kelly is currently working on a series of landscapes in the Manhattanville Factory District of Harlem, New York including the Taystee and Malt House projects as well as several private residences located in the New York City metropolitan region.Prior to joining Terrain Work Kelly, spent two years at Maser Consulting working on public and private projects of various scales, including urban parks and playgrounds and mixed-use developments.