Redefining Growth in Downtown Los Angeles

Please join UCLA Ziman REAG and Gensler for a lively discussion of the trends and opportunities that are shaping the future of Downtown Los Angeles, including:

  • A Brief Overview of Downtown’s Development and History: LA Then and Now
  • Downtown Los Angeles’ Districts and Neighborhoods
  • Downtown Los Angeles’ Infrastructure
  • Current Social, Real Estate, and Business Trends
  • Current Developments
  • Predictions for the Future of Downtown
  • $1500Members
  • $3000Non-Members
  • April 30, 2013 @ 6:00pm
  • Gensler’s Downtown Los Angeles Office
    500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


<b>John Adams, AIA, LEED AP</b>
John Adams, AIA, LEED AP

A principal and leader of Gensler’s Los Angeles design practice, John Adams has spent the last 17 years as an architect, real estate strategist, and planner. This experience has instilled in him a comprehensive understanding of large-scale urban mixed-use redevelopment, corporate campus, and entertainment projects. His passion is leading large teams on complex projects that transform urban environments. John leverages his knowledge of urban design, construction and real estate development to help clients and communities.

John’s recent project experience includes his role as design manager for the 54-story, 2,000,000-square-foot Hotel & Residences Tower at L.A. LIVE, and the 800,000-square-foot 2000 Avenue of the Stars office building, both in Los Angeles.

<b>Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP</b>
Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP

Ryan Spruston is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional working in the Commercial Office Buildings Studio of Gensler in Los Angeles. Recent and current projects include multiple repositioning projects for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a new South Bay regional headquarters for CBRE in El Segundo, a major mixed use development in Kilroy Realty in San Diego, and the new corporate headquarters for Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley, California. Previous experience includes work for the University of California, Stanford University, and Mission College.

Ryan is a former Associate Director of the AIA East Bay and served most recently as Programs Chair of the ULI LA Young Leaders Group. Ryan has been a member of the Hollywood Design Review Committee since October 2008.

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