Rachel Loeffler, RLA, ASLA joined the faculty of the Conway School in the fall of 2015 as a site design instructor.
Trained as both an architect and a landscape architect, she is well-versed at leading and contributing to a range of multi-disciplinary projects– inclusive of large scale parks, brownfield remediation, waterfronts, campuses, green infrastructure, courtyards, and healing environments.
Rachel has taught and been a guest critic at the graduate level in both architecture and landscape architecture. In both teaching and practice, she seeks to integrate systems thinking, conceptual rigor, information-graphics, programming, materiality, and sustainability throughout the design process.
Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, magna cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a licensed landscape architect in three states. She currently practices with the Berkshire Design Group in Northampton, and previously was a member of Dodson & Flinker, and Hargreaves Associates, and Hawkins Partners. Her skillsets have been shaped by the tasks at hand contributing to such projects as the London Olympics, Nashville Riverfront, Hershey Medical Center, Long Bridge Park in Arlington, VA, and Exxon Mobil’s new headquarters, to South Hadley Plains School’s new nature playground, and North Adams Heritage State Park.
Outside the office Rachel is an avid whitewater kayak enthusiast and can frequently be found playing in rapids and eddies along the Deerfield River.
Rachel is part-time faculty, teaching weekly site engineering classes throughout the year.
- MLA, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- BA, Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, Magna cum laude.