Victor Garcia

Associate

Victor has been involved in the field of landscape architecture from an early age. As a first-generation Mexican American from Salem, Oregon, he learned about the complexities of landscape maintenance, design, and installation while working for his family’s landscape business. Victor values family, food, music, and outdoor spaces. He is passionate in exploring the intersectionality between public space and social equity.

In his undergraduate education, Victor studied Environmental Science with an emphasis on Social Science at Willamette University. During his undergrad, he played on the men’s soccer team and studied abroad in Cuba with a focus on agriculture. Victor’s dissertation studied pesticide exposure and health predispositions amongst the Latinx farmworker community in Oregon.

Victor received his master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2020. During his time in graduate school, he participated in the Overlook Field School Program and explored maintenance and the transition of space over time. At the Greater and Greener Conference, he focused on parks and recreation through equity, social justice, green space, and other 21st century challenges. Victor’s master thesis studied spatial justice as it relates to public recreational spaces in Salem, Oregon.

Victor’s community has had a profound impact on who he is today and his values in equity and inclusion. As a landscape designer, Victor aspires to use his experience working with landscapes and people to contribute to the Cameron McCarthy team in thoughtfully creating spaces that speak to issues of spatial equity, sustainability, and inclusivity.