Project Director, Heritage Conservation Program
Areas of Expertise
- Historic landscape documentation
- Historic preservation planning
- Viewshed analysis
- Cultural asset mapping
Helen Erickson holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation from the University of Arizona. As an intern with Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, she completed the conservation master plan and the draft National Register Nomination for the Eckbo-designed landscape at the Tucson Community Center. Other recent and current projects include landscape documentation and analysis at the Faraway Ranch Historic District in the Chiricahua National Monument, architectural assessment at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and cultural landscape planning at the Fort Apache Historic District. Appointed to the Tucson-Pima Country Historic Commission and Plans Review Subcommittee, Helen also chairs the Historic Landscapes Subcommittee. She is active in the Arizona Chapter of the Historic American Landscapes Survey and is a member of the national ASLA HALS Subcommittee. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MMus from the Yale University School of Music, and spent the first part of her career as a performing arts teacher and administrator.