Marissa Garcia, Public Realm Design Specialist

Public Realm Design Specialist



About Marissa Garcia

Marissa joined OJB in 2023 after having worked as an Urban Planner and Designer in a civil engineering firm. As a Public Realm Design Specialist, Marissa forges unique and accessible outdoor experiences in our daily urban environments. She believes a public space should be well balanced with aesthetic design and diverse programming.  Marissa is skilled in planning places that are people-centric and inclusive. She finds motivation in creating public spaces that are dynamic and equally accessible to all. Marissa earned a Master of Urban Placemaking and Management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University. Her previous internships built her knowledge in advocacy planning and business development. In her spare time, she loves dancing, exploring new restaurants, and traveling to new distant cities.