Scott Heyes, PhD

PhD (McGill) MLArch (Res) (Adel) BLArch (Hon First Class) (Adel) BDesSt (Adel)

geographer / educator / mentor / landscape architect / naturalist / place maker / oral historian / scholar

“My work and thinking in geography, anthropology and landscape architecture is informed by field experiences and learnings from around the world, particularly from interactions with Indigenous experts and non-Indigenous knowledge holders, whose livelihoods and identity depend on the land and the sea”

I am an award-winning landscape architect, geographer and anthropologist with an interest in Indigenous environments. In 2019, I received an Endeavour Executive Leadership Award from the Australian Government. This Fellowship enabled me to conduct four months of dedicated leadership development on place-making at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture’s Center for Cultural Landscapes. I am currently Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) at the University of South Australia. And since 2011, I’ve been a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. I undertake consultancies, design, cultural mapping, and oral history projects with Indigenous communities and organisation in Australia, Fiji and Arctic Canada. My forthcoming book, with Kenneth Pratt, is titled Memory and Landscape: Indigenous Responses to a Changing North (May 2022, University of Athabasca Press). Please click on the images below to see the range of activities I’ve been working on as a scholar, educator, designer and consultant over the past 20 years. I’ve held academic and leadership positions in Australia, Canada, and the USA. I go into more detail about my background and influences here.


50+ Books, articles, theses, conference papers, reviews


Exhibitions, illustrations, concept designs, films, posters


20 + Design studios on Indigenous lands, international study tours


Current and past collaborative projects and consultancies in Australia, Canada and Fiji


My background, training, interests, global networks | About | © Dr Scott A. Heyes 2022

I acknowledge the Indigenous owners of the land upon which I live and work, and pay my respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.