Power does not lie solely in the design process, instead it lies within the project as a whole, itʼs tangible and intangible relation to the environs. A sense of place is holistic, and it comes from the collaboration of siting, historical context, approach, intrinsic values of the site, profile, program, circulation and scale. It is this balance that topos strives to find for each client.


  • Commercial & Institutional Master Planning
  • Corporate Campus Landscape & Planning
  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Heritage Site Studies & Plans
  • Residential Site Design & Development
  • Grading & Drainage Design


Heather Barber, ASLA, is the creator and principal designer of topos, llc. Her experience has been cultivated through crossing the boundaries of interdisciplinary design, delving into planning, civil engineering and architecture. Her passion for design is grounded in the landscape, contributing to such projects as residential developments, corporate campus planning, commercial and institutional master planning, parks and recreation site layout, residential site design, grading and drainage.

Heather has been recognized for her skills with such awards as 2002 Sustainable Sites Award and others. An active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Heather is committed to the growth and understanding of the profession.

Heather Barber has a BA from Clemson University and received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and Urban Design in Alexandria Virginia.

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