Singular Architecture publishes authentic stories, in contrast to artificial fabrications. We integrate natural science and art to shape fabric storytelling within which people can experience a personal story. As intervention into artificial environments, SA shapes places as medicinal tonics for culture aligned with nature's holistic principles.

--- Heather Hoeksema, Author x Architect


























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Boulder Daily Mag / Feature

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Montrose Press / Feature

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Moab Sun News / Interview

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Moab Independent / Interview

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Taos Tempo / Feature


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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



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. The only A+ she ever received on a report card was in ballet at the university, as a result of the paper she wrote for the class.

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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Heather Hoeksema

" Singular is a resonance, between one and two "

Heather Hoeksema

Moab Sun / Tour Launch

Recording begins tomorrow, audio and visual,
for my documentary. I drafted an essay 'Nature's Arch'
introducing some of the concept which is touched upon
in my book 'Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3'.

Clips from my new songs I'm playing live during
touring: 'Cavin' In', 'Way Down', 'Wolf Song'
are further down this column with links to
the lyrics. These are only available live.
I am uneasy, to say the least, luring people into
the expanded Internet. The work will be available
as a complete album titled 'My Tessitura'
... down the road.

I don't consider myself a poet, not sure
why other people have. I try to live with poetry
in a defiance of being labeled. Labels, from
fashion to folders, limit people's identity.
They are mechanisms of discrimination, a reduction
of a person's identity to a numbered object... a modern thing.
Even in the arts this is happening, in cities especially as
art now promotes all things artificial.

Poetics begins with sound. In my attempts to
write without verse I began a book of titled
'Sever Unaki: Invisible Exposition' with the poem
'Day A Breeze Died'
which I began drafting
this past spring. I circulated this privately
and am now able to make it public.
Read it if you wish.

Perhaps all those in California can cross
their fingers twice and focus on ending that
winding breeze fuelling the fires.

<= tour news__ ' RODE SHOW ' __ tour news =>


Demo clips from my upcoming album 'My Tessitura'

Song Title: 'Way Down'

Song Title: 'Wolf Song'

Song Title: 'Cavin' In'



Purchase Here:

Heather Hoeksema Rode Show Heather Hoeksema Singular Butterfly
Heather Hoeksema Flash Light Heather Hoeksema Flash Light Audio


Or at these locations:

Los Angeles
New York
Santa Fe
New Orleans
Pagosa Springs
Crested Butte
Sun Valley
Park City
Jackson Hole






'Rode Show'

'Pole Position'

'Road Side'

'Gran D'illusion'

'Pleasin' / possessive'

'Pleasing / permissive'

'Write As Rain'

'Slow Roll'

'End Less'








Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive work in the cultural arts, she has developed a conceptual foundation for shaping ‘fabrications’ across time and place. Beginning with the journal based story, she cross connects ideologies of nature and feminine identity, as well as ideas about what she terms ‘singular archetypes’, in multiple mediums grounded in storytelling. She connects ideas about linguistics and writing, with sound and music. Her background in architecture leads her to realms of sensory experience, understanding story as narrative and script, and shaping place with audio/ visual temporal perception in mind. As a professional architect, she produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades. She is currently focusing on composing storytelling as a way of shaping fabricated, humanist experience... having now become an author of experience.









____________________TOUR EVENTS____________________

~ Scheduling In Progress ~

Nashville, Tennessee
Aug 15 ~ Oct 25, 2018

Oct 24, 2018 / Hunter Moon / Album Launch Event / 'Rode Show'
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'

Jan 16 / Santa Fe Local News/ Album Review
Jan 27 / Taos Magazine Interview/ Editorial
Feb 1 / Taos Local Radio/ Live Interview

Feb 2 / Santa Fe / Book Reading / 'Flash Light'
Feb 2 / Taos / Gallery Music / 'Rode Show'
Feb 3 / Taos / Book Event /'Flash Light'
Dec 21/ Santa Fe wine bar/ micro set
Dec 22/ wine bar play/ micro set
Dec 23 / wine bar micro set
Dec 23/ lounge micro set


Moab, Utah
Feb 13 ~ Feb 24 2019

Feb 19, 2019 / Snow Moon / Arches National Park / Video Production

Feb 15 / Moab / Local Live Radio Interview
Feb 18 / Moab /Local News Interviews
Feb 22 / Moab / Radio Interview
Feb 23 / Moab / Music Concert
Feb 24 / Moab /Book Signing


Western Slope, Colorado
March 1 ~ March 25, 2019

March 21, 2019 / Worm Moon Live Music Event / 'Rode Show'
March 1 / Montrose / Book Reading x Signing
March 4 / Montrose / Live Music x Yoga
March 14 / Crested Butte / Live Music
March 14/ Crested Butte/ Published


Front Range, Colorado
March 24 ~ April 24, 2019

April 19, 2019 / Boulder / Pink Moon Virtual Storytelling
March 28 / Boulder / Book Reading and Signing
March 30 /Boulder /Music x Album Signing
March 29 / Boulder / Feature Interview


Moab, Utah
Oct 12 ~ Nov 9, 2019

Oct 26, 2019 / Music Micro Concert
Nov 2, 2019 / Music Feature Set
Nov 3, 2019 / Cinema Trailer


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'












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










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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references to past clients ~













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~ Available Now ~

Heather Hoeksema Rode Show Heather Hoeksema Singular Butterfly
Heather Hoeksema Flash Light Heather Hoeksema Flash Light Audio