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The Height of Ambition: New Development Downtown

Moderated by Christopher Hawthorne
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition \"Julius Shulman's Los Angeles,\" at the Central Library's Getty Gallery
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Episode Summary
Key voices in the development of downtown Los Angeles discuss their visions for the future.

Participant(s) Bio
Not a Cornfield artist, Lauren Bon resides in Los Angeles and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from MIT and a BA from Princeton. Ms. Bon is a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation and President of Not Cornfield, LLC. Her recent urban, public and land art projects in the U.S., Hong Kong, Belfast and Northern Ireland, as well as her role as a trustee, make her uniquely poised to build the capacity of the Foundation in the area of site based philanthropy, serving communities through education, civic, health, artistic initiatives and programs. Not a Cornfield art project is being developed through a grant by Annenberg Foundation.

Brian Girard is a Senior Associate Principal with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, an international practice of 400 people with studios in New York and London. His projects include the Park Fifth residential high rise in Los Angeles, a residential district in Incheon, Korea, and the proposed redevelopment of the 26 acre West Side Rail Yards in New York.

Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Slate, and Metropolis. With Alanna Stang, he is the author of The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005). A graduate of Yale University, he has taught at Columbia University and UC Berkeley.

Dan Rosenfeld is a Principal, with Paul Keller, Matt Burton, John Horvat and the late Ira Yellin, in Urban Partners, LLC, an entrepreneurial real estate firm focusing on development opportunities of unusual social, economic or aesthetic value in urban and high-growth areas of the Western United States. Among the firm's projects are Del Mar Station in Pasadena, Wilshire Vermont Station and the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in Los Angeles.