Los Angeles Walks

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is a pedestrian advocacy group that makes walking safe, accessible and fun for all Angelenos. As a volunteer-supported organization dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Walks educates Angelenos and local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and fosters the development of safe and vibrant… Read more »

Kat Superfisky

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Kat is an urban ecologist/educator/designer who devotes her days, nights and dreams to transforming urban areas into more inhabitable places. After obtaining a Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Ecology and Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan, Kat moved 2,300 miles across the country for the Los Angeles River. Kat sees L.A…. Read more »

FormDecor

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Furniture at Making LA is provided by , America’s largest event furniture rental provider of authentic, iconic 20th Century furniture and accessories, especially the Modern and Mid-Century masters. FormDecor is a one-stop source for modern furniture rentals, and maintains a year-round depth of inventory for set designs, trade shows, and a myriad of corporate and social events…. Read more »

Mosey

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 is a brilliantly simple way to answer “I’m coming to your town. What should I do?” Build, share and experience custom adventures. Created by friends for friends. Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:

Perkins+Will: Water Sponsor

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de LaB is working with as our Water Sponsor. Perkins+Will is a global multidisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. With a staff of 1,500 in 24 locations worldwide, the firm serves clients across a broad range of project types and grounds… Read more »

The Ratkovich Company: Density Sponsor

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Our Making LA Density Sponsor is , a Los Angeles development company that engages in both new development and the imaginative reuse of existing buildings. The company has completed, or has under development, more than 16 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties in Los Angeles County. The company is completing the repositioning… Read more »

The BLOC: Density Sponsor

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The Density Sponsor for Making LA is , a mixed-use urban development located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Originally built in 1973, Macy’s Plaza was designed by architect Charles Luckman whose vision for the property was to be a “wonderfully human environment, where people can work, sleep, shop and eat, all in one exciting urban… Read more »

David Russell

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David Russell earned his B.F.A. in Painting/ Art History from the University of Tulsa. He then completed his K-12 Art Education teacher licensure program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Russell received his M.F.A. in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design in 2011. His thesis and work explores the modernization of the L.A. infrastructure,… Read more »

Tara Maxey

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co-owner Tara Maxey was formerly a pastry chef who trained with Suzanne Griswold of Spago and Elizabeth Belkind of Cake Monkey Bakery. Although she still jumps in the kitchen, Tara now primarily runs the company’s marketing and public relations. A California native who has traveled the state observing the negative impact of industrial agriculture on… Read more »

Sara Hernandez

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Sara Hernandez serves as the Downtown Area Director and Special Counsel for Los Angeles City Councilmember , managing a team that is actively working to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles through increased economic development, policy changes, improved constituency services, transportation alternatives and a multitude of public infrastructure projects and public/private partnerships. A former LAUSD teacher and… Read more »