Kimberly Garza, PLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Kimberly is landscape architect and project manager in our Sacramento office. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in landscape architecture from University of California, Berkeley. She has designed and managed every kind of project throughout the country, including: private homes, streetscapes, master plans, plazas, schools, public parks and public art projects. Her skill in conducting advanced research and manipulating virtual models offers valuable insight, helping to identify and illustrate complexities and opportunities hidden within each project while providing innovative platforms for cultural, educational and social engagement. In 2011, she co-founded ATLAS, a design and research laboratory synthesizing expertise in landscape, urbanism and planning to imagine inventive approaches to unique design challenges at varying scales in the urban landscape.
Kimberly has received widespread recognition for her work, including her winning proposal for the international Sacramento Capitol Mall design competition, juried selection for the 2015 San Francisco Market Street Prototyping Festival and 2012 International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada and honors for the Flint Flat Lot competition. Her work has been published in: Bracket: Soft Systems, Ground Up Journal vol. 1 and vol. 2, Water Urbanism 2, A View on Harvard Vol. 3, and GSD Platform 2, and design blogs such as Mammoth, Landezine and World Landscape Architecture.
Kimberly has practiced professionally in Massachusetts, California and Texas at both landscape architecture and architecture firms. Her current projects include Live West and Moderns at Eames Walk in West Sacramento, CA and Brooks Truitt Park in Midtown Sacramento.