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“Designing Conscious Spaces,” Kimberly Garza
April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kimberly Garza, Atlas Lab Principal, will give a virtual lecture titled “Designing Conscious Spaces” in the Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. CST via Zoom.
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Kimberly is Founder and Principal of ATLAS Lab Inc, a landscape architecture, urban design and public art studio based in Sacramento, CA. Her 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. Kimberly’s artistic works balance whimsy with architectural rigor, testing materials, technology and scale through the use of semi-permanent installations. In addition to her practice, she teaches advanced landscape architecture courses at the University of California, Davis and is past president of the ASLA CA Sierra Chapter.
“Designing Conscious Spaces”
Kimberly Garza will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in her practice, Atlas Lab, and how it can be used as a tool to engage communities, create authentic experiences and empower designers to improve the built environment using low cost, small scale strategies.
Kimberly enlists designers to no longer wait for traditional design opportunities to occur, but rather, initiate and take quick action to create positive change in the world. With traditional landscape architectural projects often carry lengthy timelines and lacking meaningful community engagement opportunities, tactical urbanism and urban prototyping have emerged to directly engage communities and influence how public spaces should be used and defined.