Richard G. Garcia

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Miami, FL

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Richard G. Garcia, R.A. is Chief of Signage for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. He is responsible for the design, fabrication and implementation of all architectural signage programs and graphic systems throughout Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports in the Miami area. MIA handles more than 44 million passengers and two million tons of cargo annually, and is among the nation's busiest international passenger and cargo airports.

Richard G. Garcia oversees the implementation of the MIA Wayfinding System as construction progresses on the $6.5 billion capital improvement program. The project has added roadways and other infrastructure to MIA, including over 1.5 million square feet of new terminal area.

Prior to embarking on the signage program, Richard G. Garcia managed the design phase of airport capital expansion projects and infrastructure improvements from initial stages of the capital program. His experience with facility programming, design and project management in the government sector commenced in 1992 working with GSA as well as the Office of Planning Asset Management. Involvement in the commercial sector includes design and development of Fisher Island in Miami Beach, luxury high-rise projects throughout Miami and historical renovations in New York City.

A graduate of Pratt Institute with a B.A. in Architecture, Richard G. Garcia is also a registered Architect in the State of Florida. Mr. Garcia is a member of various architectural organizations promoting design awareness, conservation and historical preservation. He has been a member of the Airport Sign Manager's Network (ASMN) since its inception.

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SEGD sign greets attendees to the SEGD 2016 Wayfinding Event at Miami International Airport

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