Naomi Heller is a Landscape and Architectural Associate at studioMLA. She is especially interested in designing spaces and objects that provide children the freedom to think, act, and play in creative ways. Naomi has a deep understanding of design and how people, especially children, interact with the built space. This, along with her advanced 3D modeling and computer visualization skills, enable her to find unique and creative solutions to the design puzzle. Naomi’s previous experience includes developing a master plan and design concept for an 11-acre sculpture park, custom playground design, as well as large scale retail and housing projects. Her Masters Thesis project involved the design and construction of a creativity-promoting play structure at the Tobin Montessori School in Cambridge, MA.
Naomi received her Master of Science in Architecture from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College.
Naomi was born in Russia, and grew up in Newton. She has spent extended periods of time living and working in Israel, and currently resides in Melrose. Outside of work, Naomi spends her time backpacking, rock climbing, and exploring the world with her husband Noah and baby son Boaz.