How Community Stewardship Can Generate Business Development

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The session will discuss how community stewardship through tactical urbanism, volunteerism, and pro-bono initiatives can build an authentic foundation to establishing an emerging mission-driven practice.

Kimberly Garza, ASLA


Atlas Lab Inc.

Kimberly is Founder and Principal of ATLAS Lab Inc, a woman and minority owned, mission driven landscape architecture, community development and public art studio based in Sacramento, CA. Kimberly is committed to designing, building, and advocating for conscious change in the built environment to make accessible, positive and progressive impacts on communities. She is a landscape architect, artist and educator with fifteen years of experience working with private and public developments across the country. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sahar Teymouri, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Design Workshop

Sahar Teymouri, ASLA, is a landscape designer interested in learning and applying the socio-cultural aspects of design in her work. Her work focuses on utilizing landscape architecture design as a tool to celebrate art, culture, and nature for different projects. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University (2017). Sahar completed her Bachelor of Architecture in Iran (2010) where worked in this field before narrowing down her focus to landscape architecture. She is a recipient of 2019 WxLA scholarship.


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