Aldrik Heirman receives his degree in landscape and garden design in 1988.

In 1990 he establishes  Aldrik Heirman Nurseries and since then he works in Europe, North Afrika and Asia.
Major works  include
Groot Begijnhof (UNESCO heritage) univercity garden in Leuven (2003), project ST in Deurle (with David Chipperfield), Museum square in Gent (2006)and project R a private desert garden in Marakech (2008).

In 2006 Aldrik Heirman and his team become a member of BAT.architectuur.

In 2007 Heirman receives an Award for the competition
Agents for Human Interaction, Honourable mention, at the Royal Academy of Arts in Londen for the Museum Square between S.M.A.K. and M.S.K., Citadelpark Gent

In 2009 he wins the competition for the garden of the Belgian embassy in Tokio and the competition for  the design of the elephant resort
for the Zoo Planckendael.
"Puyang school for acrobatics and arts" winner of the "IAA 2015 award" in the category institutional - concepts