ft3 Project Highlight:
Heber Garcia’s pursuit to design dynamic outdoor spaces was sparked in Spain, where he became enamored with the lively streets of Barcelona and Valencia. Watching the streets filled with people eating, kids playing and elders enjoying the warm weather made Heber want to mirror these types of connections in his own work.
After graduating from the University of Manitoba’s Bachelor of Environmental Design program, Heber went onto achieve his Master of Landscape Architecture. The public nature and various scales of landscape architecture projects provided a challenge for Heber, and he looked to the thoughtful and meaningful works of Bas Smets and Georges Descombes for inspiration.
Heber joined ft3 as a landscape architectural intern, developing his skills in projects such as St. Boniface Hospital’s Emergency Department, the Terraces of Tuxedo and the University of Manitoba’s Medicine Wheel. He’s very interested in LEED points, especially within spaces atypical to environmental standards like parking lots and wants to see landscape architects take the lead on encouraging and implementing sustainable and resilient design processes.