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.

Atlas Lab featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

"Weaving Place" highlights Atlas Lab's work in Mariposa County to develop strategies that leverage art and design to promote civic engagement and celebrate Mariposa’s unique cultural identity. Find out more about the project here.

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.

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