08.15.18 ATLAS LAB SHORTLISTED FOR SACRAMENTO CONVENTION/COMMUNITY THEATER PLAZA PUBLIC ART
The City of Sacramento is renovating and expanding the Community Center Theatre and Convention Center beginning in 2019 and re-opening in 2021. The project includes large, community plaza. The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, has prepared call to artists to develop art proposal for the plaza area. Atlas is thrilled to develop proposal and to continue creating a more vibrant Sacramento!
07.26.18 ATLAS Lab SPOTLIGHT IN THE SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL
See article spotlight here
07.19.18 ATLAS LAB ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP
We are beyond excited to announce our two new Principals and Partners, Marq Truscott and Erik Prince!
Marq joins us with 35 years of experience in landscape architecture and projects that are diverse in scale and context. He lectures for the landscape architecture program at the University of California, Davis and serves on their Advisory Board as the Chair. Prior to joining Atlas Lab, Marq founded Quadriga Landscape Architecture.
With over 15 years of experience in landscape architecture, Erik has led projects that combine strategic planning and urban design with the construction of complex public spaces. His design talent and leadership are distinguished in the profession, with expertise in resilience and sustainability planning.
Alongside Kimberly Garza, Marq and Erik plan to keep pushing the envelope of innovation when it comes to designing conscious spaces with Atlas Lab. We’ve got some very exciting things in the works, so stay tuned!
05.28.18 ATLAS Lab SHORTLISTED FOR CHARACTERS ON KAY
Characters on Kay is about creating a unique, walkable art experience that promotes a sense of discovery and whimsy, threading through the heart of Sacramento. ATLAS will develop art concepts to enliven the public realm. We envision a series of small sculptures characters with backstories, doing various, quintessentially Sacramento activities.
05.21.18 TOPOSHARE ON DISPLAY AT OAK PARK FIRST FRIDAY, COME PLAY AND BRING DONATION!
Event: Oak Park First Friday - June, 1, 2018
Location: 3400 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95817
TopoSHARE is a temporary art installation that engages the community while tasking them to give back to those in need. Formed of colorful milk crates, the installation creates a “topographic” surface for the community to gather and play.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services are soliciting donations and will use the milk crates that form TopoSHARE to collect and store goods at Oak Park First Friday on June 1, 2018. We are seeking socks, toiletries and school supplies.
TopoSHARE is a selected Creative Economy Pilot Program project - an initiative by the City of Sacramento to increase economic activity and improve public spaces through art, food and technology.
02.03.18 ATLAS LAB SELECTED AS SACRAMENTO365'S FEATURED ARTIST
Check out how ATLAS Lab's Director Kimberly Garza is using the power of collaboration and design to transform her hometown of Sacramento, see article here: https://www.sacramento365.com/kimberly-garza/
11.06.17 ATLAS LAB AWARDED CREATIVE ECONOMY PILOT PROJECT GRANT!
The highly competitive grant program is a City of Sacramento initiative to increase economic activity and improve public spaces through art, food, and technology initiatives.
ATLAS Lab’s proposal, “TOPOshare” is a temporary art installation that seeks to improve public life on Broadway and serve as community outreach tool for local nonprofits. Comprised of a series of colorful milk crates, once assembled and configured, create a “topographic” surface for the community to interact, discover and play. Partnering with local nonprofits, the same milk crates will be used to collect donation goods pre and post installation. Stay tuned for more information.
10.06.17 KIMBERLY GARZA AWARDED 40 UNDER 40 BY SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL
SACRAMENTO BUSINESS JOURNAL HONORS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS THAT EXCEL IN THEIR WORKPLACES AND IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
6.12.17 KIMBERLY GARZA OF ATLAS LAB FEATURED IN COMSTOCK'S MAGAZINE
KIMBERLY GARZA CHATS WITH COMSTOCK'S MAGAZINE ABOUT THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND MAKING VIBRANT PUBLIC SPACES IN OUR CITIES.
3.20.17 ASLA ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPO - LOS ANGELES
KIMBERLY GARZA TO SPEAK AT THE 2017 ASLA ANNUAL MEETING IN LOS ANGELES. PANEL TOPICS INCLUDE: "4 UNDER 40: EMERGING LEADERS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE" AND "PROTOTYPE TO PERMANENT: DESIGNING SHORT TERM PROJECTS FOR LONG TERM CHANGE"!
3.1.17 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE - MARCH ISSUE
ATLAS Lab featured in this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine cover story, "Start Your Engines" alongside 12 entrepreneurs discussing the process of starting a design practice! Find out more here: bit.ly/MARCH17LAM
2.3.17 ARTSTREET EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
PART OF THE LARGE-SCALE ART EXPERIENCE, "THE GROVE" IS AN INTERACTIVE LANDSCAPE ART INSTALLATION COMPRISED OF REDWOOD TREES AND 500 CRATES, INSPIRED BY THE HISTORY OF THE MILL, THAT INVITES VISITORS TO SIT, LOUNGE AND PLAY. COME VISIT #ARTSTREET916 FROM FEB 3 - 25TH, 300 1ST STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA.
1.23.17 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS - ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO
KIMBERLY GARZA KICKS OFF ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE DESIGN SCENARIOS FOR THE SACRAMENTO RIVERFRONT.
01.07.17 ATLAS LAB SELECTED FOR ART STREET EXHIBIT
A LARGE SCALE ART EXPERIENCE PRODUCED BY M5ARTS, A NON-PROFIT COLLECTIVE. ART STREET WILL BE AN EXHIBITION AND FORUM FOR SERIOUS AND PLAYFUL THINKING ABOUT ART AND THE VITAL ROLE IT PLAYS IN CULTURE'S SUCCESS IN THE WORLD TODAY.
12.01.16 ATLAS LAB IN KERB JOUNRAL
PEAK EXPERIENCE FEATURED IN KERB JOURNAL 23 - DIGITAL LANDSCAPES.
12.07.16 Sactown Magazine Dec/Jan Issue
MICRODUNE FEATURED IN SACTOWN MAGAZINE DEC/JAN. ISSUE.
08.17.16 CREATIVITY+ LECTURE SERIES
KIMBERLY GARZA TO KICK OFF Creativity+ LECTURE SERIES WITH SONNY MAYUGBA.
07.15.16 2016 NATIONAL GRANT COMPETITION FOR EMERGING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
KIMBERLY GARZA RECEIVES 2016 NATIONAL ASLA GRANT COMPETITION FOR EMERGING LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS FOR HER DESIGN PROPOSAL, THE DUNE.
04.21.16 PEAK EXPERIENCE RECEIVES ASLA MERIT AWARD FROM THE ASLA Northern California Chapter.
Drawing from the nearly 53 hills that frame San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods, Peak Experience re-conceives San Francisco’s hills into a series of undulating mounds that promote the integration of play in the urban fabric. In response to often static streetscape design models, Peak Experience re-imagines three iconic hills of San Francisco (Nob Hill, Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill) into a flexible play surface, providing an opportunity for safe play along Market Street while educating the community about San Francisco’s unique landscape.
03.18.16 THE DUNE VOTED WINNER FOR THE EMERGE SUMMIT: PITCH FOR CHANGE!
"At this year’s Emerge Summit for young professionals on March 18, Sacramento native Kimberly Garza debuted her proposal to create a semi-permanent urban beach installation along the West Sacramento side of the riverfront. She won first prize in the Pitch for Change competition at the summit, which called for creative ideas to improve Sacramento, and was awarded $4,500 worth of mentorship, marketing and advising from East Sacramento marketing firm Uptown Studios."
01.12.16 ThINKFAST EXHIBIT
The exhibition showcases and collectively deconstructs all stages of the conceptual design process, with sketches and built works by students, early-career practitioners and such well-established designers. From rough to more resolved, the show traces layers of the designer’s investment as an idea first becomes visible both through traditional as well as more contemporary imaging methods. The interdisciplinary collection is to be exhibited at three distinguished academic venues (Ball State University in Indiana, Kansas State University, and the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in New York City) in the 2015-2016 academic year.
01.04.16 RAILYARDS 3.0
Kimberly Garza to lead advanced design studio on developing landscape-based design strategies for the Sacramento Railyards at University of California, Davis
05.29.15 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE KOREA
Peak Experience featured in laK landscape architecture Korea
05.02.15 TOPOS MAGAZINE
Dedamming the Dutch Delta featured in TOPOS Magazine, “Resilience: Designing the New Sustainability” by Nina-Marie Lister.
10.02.12 Catalyst: Sacramento Capitol Mall Competition
ATLAS Lab selected as First Place winner of Catalyst: Sacramento Capitol Mall Competition “Capitol Canopy” City of Sacramento: Sacramento, California.
06.03.12 BRACKET [GOES SOFT]
Kimberly Garza and Sarah Thomas Karle selected contributor to Bracket: Goes Soft “undamming the Dutch Delta” edited by Mason White. Actar.
02.11.12 INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL - GRAND-METIS, QUEBEC
ATLAS Lab and Forbes Lipschitz to be featured in 2012 International Garden Festival “15 Knots” Reford Gardens: Grand Metis, Quebec, Canada.