SINGULAR ARCHITECTURE

Singular Architecture is architecture aligned with Nature. Nature is holistic, and holistic environments are fabricated places within which we tell a story. Singular Architecture is an instrumental labyrinth of pathways and intersections. Walking through the labyrinth, the story told is one of resonating harmonic connection. When we breathe life into our architecture, our architecture will breathe life into us.

As intervention into artificial environments, it shapes places as medicinal tonics for culture. SA tectonics architecturally engage a continuum of energetic translation between people and place, from the microcosm within our bodies to the macroscope of spiritual space, shifting toward increasing potential energy.

--- Heather Hoeksema, Architect

 


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HEATHER A. HOEKSEMA

State Licensure/ California, et al
Certifications/ LEED AP
Academy/ MArch II, SCIArc Inst of Arch
MArch studies, Harvard GSD, UVA Grad Arch
BScience Arch, U of MI Arch + Urban Plng
Loyola University/ Pre Med program
Teaching/ USC, Chicago Art Inst, UVA, SCIArc
Culture/ Singing in Carnegie Hall '88
Community/ Yoga Instructor Assist L100 '09
Women in Film Member '12

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Professional Story

Ms. Hoeksema is an architect of sound, light, and movement experience. She is a musician, author, and professional architect. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she has developed a conceptual foundation for shaping environmental experience. This foundation intuitively and intentionally integrates healthy living and healing environments with architecture through a physiological understanding of fabricated place. She is a licensed Professional Architect and has exhibited and produced work internationally.

She expanded her focus from the study of health at the human scale to the scale of the fabricated environment after receiving a scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Architecture + Urban Planning. Also having become an experimental artist and exhibitor of painting, textiles, and photographic media; she began to integrate her work in the arts with her scientific background.

During her younger years, she was an advanced student of calculus and chemistry. In 1993 she drafted a well researched essay on the effects of maternity ward environments on the birth experience, in contrast to home birth. In 1995, she was extricated from a team of 3 in her structures class, for directing the group analysis on the failure of the Tacoma Narrows bridge toward a humanist perspective about misdirection of 'civilized progress' and resulting consequences of industrial technology. These experiences, and many others, led to her innovative approach for shaping architecture as living environments; from the perspective of both science and philosophy.

The breadth of Ms. Hoeksema's experience includes roles on globally significant architectural developments such as the Music and Dance Theatre in Chicago's Millennium Park, with a specialty focus on the auditorium. She has worked with the likes of historically renowned architects including Eric Lloyd Wright as well as internationally significant firms. Through her private practice she has been commissioned nationally for articulating both interior cultural spaces and homes.

She has taught at a number of higher learning institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; in addition to modest public speaking and volunteer work with organizations like Rush University Medical Center and Free Arts for abused children. She chose to leave Harvard Graduate School of Design, after one semester of discovering its inherent contraditions between ethics and teaching. She is founder of the in progress entity Institute of Environmental Intellect which is poised to offer an authentic approach to education in addition to guidance for environmentally based research projects.

Her multi-disciplinary architecture lab, HHEAL, has been active for well over a decade. She has been involved in the practice and academia of Architecture, integrating healing and environments as Singular Architecture, for over 20 years. She had recently established Singular Architecture, a publishing entity of which the foundation is the 'Singular Architecture' book series. Singular Architecture is the foundation for HHEAL LLC productions.

She has completed the first book of the series 'Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3' and distributed it in book stores nationally. She has also recently completed and published 'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups' which is currently being distributed nationally as well. Her current production is a music album of her original singer/songwriter compositions titled 'Rode Show', which is also the title of her current tour of authored works.

 

Personal Story

Ms. Hoeksema was born in Phoenix in a Native American hospital. Her delivering physician was Dr. Childs. With her birth came a heart murmur. Yet she was blessed with Navajo caregivers, syncing her rhythms into place. She almost drowned in a pool during this first year of life. Her parents then moved to the mid west, bringing artifacts from the caregivers... an Indian doll and a papoose.

Raised by an orthopedic surgeon and gallery connoisseur, she learned early on to translate between objective thinking and subjective intuition. She often found herself resonating between the two, at times lingering in suspense. She played the piano for years, her most memorable moment a concert trio of Canon in D. Soon after, she had the fascinating experience singing with a choir in Carnegie Hall.

Her grandmothers cared for her grandfathers. Her mother's mother graciously left the eighth grade to care for her dying sister. Her father's mother kept boxes of diaries. Her mother's father started his own electric company after he was shot upon storming the beaches of Normandy. Her father's father was a navy man stationed in Japan, and a doctor of organic chemistry. They worked hard for what they had, and did their best to respect people and the environment around them. They had character.

Her ongoing balancing act between science and art eventually led to her pursuit of architecture, following studies in the human sciences. She often considered being a doctor, and chose a different path after sensing the inherent contradictions between technological medicine and well being. Later in time, this sentiment guided her interest in shaping healing environments.

Living in many regions of the states, she often found herself observing more than producing for fear of being wasteful. Working, thinking, teaching... and writing, she montaged together experiences that led her to where all lost Souls eventually land. This land was the maze of Los Angeles. Ever since this landing she has been fabricating a labyrinth.

She had two dogs as she navigated across the country. The first one Tess, bit her mom on the head. The second, Dozer, chewed up her Indian doll. Her childhood dog Brandy had been her best friend. She thinks patriarchal religion, unbridled, will mathematically lead to human extinction. Nature is God, existing in a composing continuum within and between two resonant beings.

 


 

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The Rodeshow

 

"Every good story begins with the hook, that
lingering moment sound embodies our
singular architecture... entirely."
 




 

 

 

 

 

 


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Album Master Production / Nashville TN

The following Tracks are prduced. While traveling around Nashville, I recorded my Rode Show Prelude masters in my Airstream. This project has been a labor of love for me. My musical career was only a brief ten years when I was younger, singing with a choir in Carnegie Hall, the highlight. Since, my vocal and guitar acoustics have taken on new meaning. 'Rode Show' is launching in October, with a concert in Nashville to start. The complete album will only be availble LIVE and in hard copy. Future recordings will be in analogue vinyl. Can ya dig it?

/ Album sound production by HHEAL ® /

 

Santa Fe / Tour Launch Event / Jan 21, 2019

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TRACKS
Preliminary Master Production Clips

 


'Rode Show'


'Pole Position'


'Road Side'


'Gran D'illusion'


'Pleasin' / possessive'


'Pleasing / permissive'


'Write As Rain'


'Slow Roll'


'End Less'


 

 

'Rode Show' Album

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~ Scheduling In Progress ~





Nashville, Tennessee
Aug 15 ~ Oct 25, 2018

Oct 24, 2018 / Hunter Moon / Album Launch Event / 'Rode Show'
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Sept 20 / Leipers Fork Album Micro Set ' Rode Show '
Sept 25 / Franklin Album Micro Set ' Rode Show '

Sept 27 / Leipers Fork Album Live Micro Set
Oct 2 / Franklin Live Set ' Rode Show '
Oct 4 / Leipers Fork Live Micro Set
Oct 9 / Franklin Live Music Set
Oct 11 / Leipers Live Music
Oct 18 / Radio Interview
Oct 19/Radio Interview
Oct 18 / Leipers Fork
Oct 23/ Franklin TN





Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dec 25 ~ Jan 22, 2019

Jan 21, 2019 / Wolf Moon / Live Music Tour Launch / 'Rode Show'

/ Preparty @ 7 hors d'eourves / live music 8 ~ 9 / Santa Fe /
$30 tickets = preparty, event, album
$20 tickets = preparty & event

Jan 12 / Santa Fe / Talk x Class / 'Singular Butterfly'
Feb 2 / Santa Fe / Book Reading / 'Flash Light'
Feb 2 / Taos / Gallery Music / 'Rode Show'
Feb 3 / Taos / Book Event /'Flash Light'



 

Sedona, Arizona
Feb 3 ~ Feb 22, 2019

Feb 19, 2019 / Snow Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'



 

Montrose, Colorado
Feb 24 ~ March 22, 2019

March 21, 2019 / Worm Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'




 

Boulder, Colorado
March 24 ~ April 24, 2019

April 21, 2019 / Pink Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'




 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
April 28 ~ May 21, 2019

May 18, 2019 / Flower Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'




 

New York, New York
May 29 ~ June 21, 2019

June 17, 2019 / Strawberry Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'
July 25 / Manhattan night jam 'Slow Roll' (past event)




 

Seattle, Washington
Jun 24 ~ July 18, 2019

July 16, 2019 / Buck Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'





 

Portland, Oregon
July 21 ~ August 18, 2019

August 16, 2019 / Sutrgeon Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS / THE PRELUDE

 



Sun Valley, Idaho/ Sept 28 ~ Oct 13 (2017)

Aug 15/ public talk 'Singular Butterfly'
Sep 25 / news interview 'Rode Show'
Sept 28 / live music 'Rode Show'

Oct 12 / reading 'Flash Light'



Park City, Utah/ Oct 14 ~ Oct 23/ Jan 23 ~ Feb 11 (2017)

Jan 23 / live radio music set / 'Rode Show' album
Jan 24 / reading + launch of 'Flash Light'

Oct 18/ radio / interview 'Rode Show'
Oct 19/ talk 'Singular Butterfly'

Oct 21 / reading + signing



Moab, Utah/ Oct 29 ~ Nov 4 (2017)

Nov 2 / newspaper interview 'Rode Show'
Nov 3 / story readings 'Flash Light'
Nov 4 / live music 'Rode Show'



Aspen, Colorado/ Oct 28 ~ Nov 4/ Dec 24 ~ Jan 5 (2017)

Oct 28/ public talk/ 'Singular Butterfly'
Dec 26 / live music set 'Rode Show'

Jan 4/ book reading/signing


Telluride, Colorado/ Jan 15 ~ Jan 22/ July 3 ~ July 8 (2017)

Jan 9/ news interview
Jan 11 / live radio music
Jan 13 / music 'Rode Show'
Jan 14 / live music 'Rode Show'
Jan 18 / 'Singular Butterfly' reading

 

Taos, New Mexico/ Dec 18 ~ 22 (2017)

Dec 20/ live radio play + interview 'Rode Show'
Dec 21/ public readings 'Singular Butterfly'

 

Santa Fe, New Mexico/ March 9 ~ 18 (2018)

March 9 / Newspaper interview 'Rode Show'
March 11 / 'Singular Butterfly' readings
March 15 / Live radio set 'Rode Show'
March 18 / 'Flash Light' readings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT REVIEWS




Shelton R. / Acoustician
Rode Show, album

"Hoeksema's 'Rode Show' is a refreshing reminder of the avant garde singer/songwriter music artists brought to the forefront in the 1960's and 70's with a never before heard Indie twist. Potent yet intellectually poetic, each composition inspires with a presence while coming from a similar feminine strength that moved me decades ago. It's timeless.


Sue & Jon T. / Art Patrons
Horizon Line, painting

"Unencumbered by distracting detail, we find Heather’s painting at once quietly meditative and powerfully exuberant. Her creative and complex layering of intense, saturated color provide the viewer a journey of endless discoveries. We never tire of the beauty and emotion Heather expressed in this work of art.""


Richard P. / Publisher & Journalist
Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3

"Singular Architecture author/creator Heather Hoeksema weaves a compelling story connecting environmental health and human health in a unique manner. Free verse mixes into her analytical writing in inviting and useful ways. Heather is very supportive of local cultures because of their direct human contacts with the realities at hand."


Anders N. / Art Institute Chair
University Teaching

"As an accomplished practitioner and businesswoman as well as an experienced teacher, Heather provided an important role model for our young students of architecture. She was able to bring her professional work to bear on her class syllabi and assignments in a way that inspired her students to reach for more than is normally possible in a school environment."




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Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive production in the cultural arts, she has developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainable growth. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with the journal based story, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades, and is currently focusing on composing temporal experience as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.

 

 

 

 

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In writing my short stories
which eventually became
'Flash Light' certain analysis
became clear. I was producing
my album Rode Show during the
same time period. I was playing
the music live, as I completed
editing and publishing for the
book. Then interviews began.

As I talked about the work,
presented both music and writing
which often began as a stream
of consciousness kind of free
verse, I learned of obvious
cross connections between
my 9 stories X 9 songs.
So I researched possible
reasons for how and why this
could be.

Nothing is purely objective,
yet I came across some work
by Carl Jung, specifically his
his Situational Archetypes
writing. I suggest the reading
for those of you interested in
the cross connection of science
and art, yet recognizing the
importance of withholding from
the practice of architecture.

My life is that of the nomad,
at this time. My sense is that
architecture will not change
until the human perspective on
civilization becomes a healthy
one. In my research, I learned
that nomadic living is actually
safer for a woman in the modern
world.

Jung's archetypes are interesting,
a point of departure for thought.
I think the most interesting aspect
is the situational archetypes are
about the relationship between people
and place, which is the resonant
thread stitching my work together...
ideologically, proving that territorial
protection and territorial ownership...
are actually opposites.