Luke Hegeman holds a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University (2006) and a Post-Professional Master in Landscape Architecture II from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (2012).

Previous to attending the GSD, Luke worked for Mia Lehrer + Associates in Los Angeles. During his time working at ML+A, Luke had the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary teams on projects of significantly different scope and size. The range of Mia’s work, especially two formative projects that Luke worked on: the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and the Orange County Great Park, had a strong influence on his desire to pursue working on complex, large-scale projects that dealt with social issues and urbanism.


GSD 3448: The Mixed-Reality City

An interest in the potential for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) began while Luke was in graduate school, where he designed and built a quadcopter for a final project in the course GSD 3448: The Mixed-Reality City.

Luke’s final presentation used a quadcopter, with a digital projector attached to the bottom, to project specifically curated videos along the exterior walls of an ambiguous, abandoned building.

This project planted the seed that has since evolved into Modus Collective where he is currently using UASs for aerial cinematography and analysis while continuing to explore emerging uses in regards to mapping and digital articulation.