Mike Alvidrez

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Mike Alvidrez, Executive Director for the , has a distinguished career in affordable housing development. Mike has worked for Community Corporation of Santa Monica and served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing. Mike joined the Skid Row Housing Trust as a Project Manager in 1990, one year after… Read more »

KCET

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is the nation’s largest independent public television station. On air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. We offer a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Twitter:

SMMoA

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Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, the fosters diversity, innovation, and discovery in contemporary art—local, national, and international. Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:

Gensler: Community Sponsor

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de LaB is proud to welcome  as our Community Sponsor for Making LA. Gensler is a global design firm grounded in the belief that great design optimizes business performance and human potential. Over 4,000 practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether Gensler is refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning… Read more »

Tafarai Bayne

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Tafarai Bayne is a Los Angeles native who has worked on development and urban planning issues for over 13 years, with an emphasis on the dynamics impacting South Los Angeles. He has extensive organizational development experience having served on the board of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy during a critical executive transition and he… Read more »

Outpost

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Design of all our Making LA materials is thanks to , a design, branding and technology studio located in the outskirts of Los Angeles. Founded in 2011 by Keith Scharwath and Atley G. Kasky, Outpost helps companies, organizations and individuals communicate to the world through compelling design and creative storytelling. Twitter:

Lila Higgins

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Lila Higgins is a museum educator with 13 years of experience in environmental education, exhibit development, and citizen science programming. In late 2008 she joined the (NHM-LA) where she oversees the Museum’s Citizen Science program, and is also a lead educator on the Museum’s newest indoor/outdoor exhibits, the Nature Lab and Nature Gardens. These exhibits… Read more »

Daveed Kapoor

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Daveed Kapoor has practiced architecture, development and construction in Los Angeles since 2000, and has completed over 70 commissions in California. In 2005, he founded , a land development and architecture collective focused on redressing social justice issues in Los Angeles. Utopiad has designed, permitted and constructed multiple housing, hospitality, live/work, and manufacturing places in… Read more »

Nat Gale

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As Program Director, Nat Gale oversees the coordination and collaboration across City Departments and with community stakeholders related to Great Street Projects. In the near-term, project implementation will focus on temporary treatments, including plazas and parklets, as well as robust community partnerships and programming. Outside of the project specific role, Nat will be overseeing the development of citywide policy guidance… Read more »