Atlas Debuts “Once Was Forest” at Coordinates: ICE PAC

Atlas debuts latest art installation, Once Was Forest at Coordinates: ICE PAC from March 4-26th. Once Was Forest represents the lost redwood trees of Sacramento—reconstructing their trunks and highlighting their loss. Redwoods, the most iconic and identifiable tree when thinking about California’s picturesque forests, was once a popular tree in Sacramento’s impressive tree canopy (when rain was more predictable). Today, redwoods are no longer suitable in our changing climate, due to their high-water needs and posed safety risks. Coordinates: ICE PAC features installations from the Sacramento region’s most influential and celebrated artists. Situated in the former PACSAT satellite news broadcast headquarters, this immersive art experience features site-specific installations by over 30 artists who all had one month to transform their space. This special exhibition will be open to the public for a limited time before the building is demolished for new development on the land.

Atlas Turns 5!

Atlas Lab turns 5! As we reflect on the last five years, we would like to extend our appreciation to our fantastic clients, partners, and community. We have worked on over 70 projects—ranging from small scale gardens and plazas to large active transportation projects and urban mixed-use sites. We have also taught, lectured, volunteered on non profit boards and worked on mission aligned pro-bono projects. All of this rewarding work is with the mission to design and build for conscious spaces. We look forward to continuing working with our design and community partners to share our mission throughout the California central valley and beyond!

We’re Hiring!

Atlas Lab is currently seeking an entry level to mid-career landscape designer (2-5 years of experience) to join our team. We are looking for a thoughtful designer who is a self-starter, loves to collaborate, and is passionate about improving communities through their work.   Qualifications:

  • 2+ Years of experience in landscape architecture
  • Strong graphic skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp or Rhino
  • Self-starter who can work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment, including a virtual, work from home environment, with strong time management skills
  • Ability to analyze and compile research and data
  • Ability to think critically, communicate effectively and produce high quality work
  • Interest in a variety of project types and scales
  • A positive and motivated attitude
  • Work with team to advance firm mission and priorities
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in landscape architecture
The ideal candidate would be located in our Sacramento office, with the potential of a flexible, remote work option. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio as a single PDF (under 10mb) to [email protected] Atlas Lab is a mission driven landscape architecture, community development and public art studio based in Sacramento, CA. Our mission is to design, build and advocate for conscious change in the built environment to make accessible, positive, and progressive impacts on community. We are proud to be a woman and minority owned business. Find out more about our mission and work:    

“The Park” selected as best ‘Retail – Real Estate Project of the Year’ by the Sacramento Business Journal !

"The Park" selected as best 'Retail - Real Estate Project of the Year' by the Sacramento Business Journal! Atlas Lab served as the landscape architects for the project and created new gathering spaces for the community--spaces that echo and celebrate the history of the site located in the South Land Park neighborhood.

Atlas Lab Kicks off the Autumn 2021 Ohio State Baumer Series

Kimberly Garza will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping at 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.

Atlas Lab Selected to Lead Redevelopment of Grass Valley’s Mill Street Pedestrian Plaza

Atlas Lab has been selected to leading the redevelopment of Historic Downtown Grass Valley’s Mill Street from former vehicular street to vibrant pedestrian plaza! The historic street closed to vehicular traffic in 2020 to support businesses and new outdoor activities during the pandemic. Due to street closure success, Atlas Lab was selected to lead the community engagement, vision and construction implementation efforts to permanently transform Mill Street into a pedestrian plaza—all in an effort to support local businesses and community activities, while welcoming visitors to experience the heart of Grass Valley in a unique and historical setting. Our design team includes: Mogavero Architects, Fehr+Peers and BKF Engineers. Follow project website here.    

Atlas Lab shares keys to Generating Business Development through Community Stewardship at ASLA Skill Ed conference

Atlas Lab Principal, Kimberly Garza Stanush will be speaking at American Society of Landscape Architects #ASLASkillEd June 22nd. Explore education sessions and register here:

Sneak Peek of Atlas Lab’s Latest Project: California Cathedral

Check out sneak peek of Atlas Lab's sculpture, California Cathedral, for the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District featured in the Sacramento Bee.

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