Eddie Garcia

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  • Phoenix, AZ
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"I like seeing ideas through to reality." Joining the firm 25 years ago, Eddie cut his teeth working on a variety of high-profile projects, including the US Fish and Wildlife Center, Time Life Headquarters and the Bangladesh Chancery. His enthusiasm hasn’t wavered since then. Now, in his role as the Higher Education studio leader for the Phoenix office, Eddie continues to build the studio, growing the firm’s Higher Education portfolio with multifaceted university and community college projects in the region. He’s an advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration and team building, among both clients and staff. "I have an affinity for guiding and promoting professional growth for my team members," he says. When Eddie’s not in the office or on a campus, he can be found listening to his favorite jams, learning more about history, and quoting his favorite movies including his all-time favorite, Apollo 13.