An Expression of Hope; Kimberly Garza keynotes ASLA National Meeting
The field of landscape architecture, founded in patriarchy, white supremacy and colonization, must change. It is essential for the profession to identify, challenge, and reform the values, structures and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism and sexism. Atlas Lab Principal, Kimberly Garza, together with Diana Fernandez, Andrew Sargeant, Jose de Jesus Leal and Kona Gray, deliver a powerful keynote on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, to share a collective acknowledgement of racism in the profession and examine what it is like to navigate the profession as people of color, culminating in a unified expression of hope for change and growth in the profession. Please join us at #reVISIONASLA2020 to gain insight on how to build a new value system.
Atlas Lab presents at 2020 OCASLA Virtual Speaker Series
Principal, Kimberly Garza will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in practice, 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.
Resilient By Design – 2 Year Anniversary Webinar Update
Join us next Tuesday for the Resilient by Design 2 Year Anniversary Webinar Series: Thinking Beyond the Traffic Lane. Atlas Lab Principal, Erik Prince, will be discussing our work with ‘Team Common Ground’ as it relates to envisioning multi-benefit solutions for major transportation climate adaptation projects. The webinar provides project update on Team Common Ground’s design proposal to re-imagine the SR 37 corridor, support ongoing restoration of the Bay Area’s largest continuous marsh system, and equitably connect communities around San Pablo Bay through a resilient and diverse transportation network.
ATLAS Welcomes Brenna Castro Carlson!
We are thrilled to welcome Brenna Castro Carlson to the Atlas Lab team! Brenna is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design - Master of Landscape Architecture program. While at UCB, she received the ASLA Student Honor Award for Ground Up Journal Issue 08 and the 'Excellence in Landscape Design Award' for an innovative design and research project that proposed changes to the spatial structure urban landscapes to significantly improve their connectivity to regional ecologies. Brenna's work focuses on sustainable, resilient design that is grounded in the principles of urban ecology and fueled by curiosity about the plants and ecosystems of California. She is committed to a design approach that is both optimistic and pragmatic, and which reflects the desires and vision of the community. A licensed landscape architect, Brenna brings experience with planting design, conceptual design, master planning, construction documentation, construction administration, and community outreach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape of Architecture from UC Davis with highest honors and a Minor in Plant Biology. In addition to professional practice, Brenna teaches at UC Berkeley.
ATLAS / DLR Group Selected for the Vision & Master Plan for the Yuba Water Agency – Water Education Center
The Yuba Water Agency Board of Yuba County, Calif., has selected DLR Group and Atlas Lab for visioning and master planning services to develop a modern, sustainable, and interactive Water Education Center. The new facility will be part of the Yuba Watershed Experience, an initiative to educate local students and patrons about the impact of the Yuba River watershed on the environment, flooding, water supply, and more, and subsequently, the impact to the community. The visioning and master planning process includes land-use planning, site feasibility study, and community engagement to build consensus for the project.
ATLAS/RELM selected as Landscape Architects for Aggie Square Innovation Hub!
We are thrilled to share we have been selected as the landscape architects for the Aggie Square Innovation Hub project located in Sacramento, CA! Partnering with RELM, we will design 5 acres of open space, including Aggie Square plaza, market plaza, outdoor collaboration areas and gardens. About: Aggie Square is a planned innovation district located on the UC Davis Sacramento campus. The project will house business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community. We are especially excited for anchor tenant: Alice Waters Institute for Edible Education. The institute will bring together experts from across disciplines such as education, health care, agriculture, policy and business to create new solutions for healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems. The project is led by Wexford Science & Technology and GMH Capital Partners, UC Davis and ZGF Architects.
ATLAS selected to Lead Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Master Plan
We are delighted to share that Atlas has been selected to lead the Mariposa County Creative Placemaking Master Plan! We are joined by Smart Growth America to develop a comprehensive, thoughtful, and engaging master plan process that leverages art and design to promote a rich and compelling rural economy that is both resilient to the impacts of climate change and representative of a diverse community. This project is supported by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is being implemented through a partnership between the Mariposa County Planning Department and Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc.
CA State Capitol Visitor/Welcome Center
ATLAS is thrilled to be part of the development of the new California State Capitol Visitor/Welcome Center! Teaming up with all star landscape architects, Reed Gilliand, our design-build team is comprised of PLANT Construction, Mark Cavagnero Associates, CSHQA, Arup and Rutherford and Chekene. Stay tuned for project updates!
ATLAS Selected Landscape Architects for Old Sacramento Waterfront Redevelopment Project
Working closely with Stantec, Atlas has been selected as the landscape architecture firm for the Old Sacramento Waterfront revitalization project! We are developing a signature public space for the region and all age groups, including supporting expanded retail/