Garikes, who was based in Birmingham, also led Karlsberger's national laboratory and technology group before the Columbus, Ohio, firm closed in 2011.
He was a former national president and distinguished life member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) as well as a founding member and past president of its Alabama chapter.
In a 1991 ENR article, Garikes urged design firms to make marketing "an integral part of practice-based businesses."
The Ron Garikes Student Scholarship, begun by SMPS and Karlsberger, has awarded five scholarships since 2009 to students planning careers in industry-focused professional services marketing.
Applications for the 2013 awards are due on June 14, says SMPS.
Donations in Garikes' memory can be made to the scholarship through the SMPS Foundation.