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Kimberly is Founder and Principal of ATLAS Lab Inc, a woman and minority owned, mission driven landscape architecture, community development and public art studio based in Sacramento, CA. Kimberly is committed to designing, building, and advocating for conscious change in the built environment to make accessible, positive and progressive impacts on communities. She is a landscape architect, artist and educator with fifteen years of experience working with private and public developments across the country.
Kimberly’s work has been internationally recognized, published, and exhibited, including juried selection for the Market Street Prototyping Festival, International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada and winning proposal for the Sacramento Capitol Mall design competition. She was named 40 Under 40 Urban Innovator by NextCity.org. and 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal.
In addition to her practice, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Crocker Art Museum and is adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches advanced courses in landscape architecture. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Her upcoming lecture Designing Conscious Spaces is about bringing humanistic and artistic design solutions for cities that are culturally, historically, and ecologically responsive. A design process that empowers communities through accessible, inclusive, and interactive narratives embedded in the tactical world they live in. Kimberly Garza of Atlas Lab will present a new range of projects that expand from grassroot design initiatives to complex multidisciplinary projects – where the designers’ role as a listener and facilitator to elevate a community’s voice and translate authentic interventions become paramount to confront pressing challenges in the built environment.
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