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Tom Gilmore is a downtown Los Angeles-based developer of residential and commercial properties.
Gilmore began his career by building a small architectural firm in New York and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, leading to his partnership with Jerri Perrone.In 1998, Gilmore and Perrone formed an independent development firm, Gilmore Associates, to embark upon the redevelopment of the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles.
Gilmore purchased four abandoned historic buildings: the Continental, the Hellman, the San Fernando, and the Farmers and Merchants National Bank—all of which are located in Downtown Los Angeles and collectively renamed by Gilmore and Perrone as the “Old Bank District.”Gilmore was the first developer to utilize the newly minted Adaptive Reuse Ordinance of 1999, which enabled him to convert historic commercial buildings into mixed- use residences, ultimately catalyzing the widespread redevelopment and revival of Downtown.
Gilmore serves on several city and non-profit boards. He is currently Chair of Central City Association (CCA); Mayoral-Appointee Chairman of Sister Cities of Los Angeles (SCOLA); MEXLA Commission member; Executive Committee Board Member of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Bureau; ArtCenter Board Trustee, and Member of the Board of Governors at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Gilmore previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Southern California Institute of Architecture(SCI-Arc), Board Member Los Angeles Parks Foundation City Commissioner for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and was Chairman in his final year of service.
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 85,000 people, and covers 5.84 sq mi (15.1 km2). A 2013 study found that the district is home to over 500,000 jobs. It is also part of Central Los Angeles.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with two locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Walt Disney Concert Hall. MOCA's original space, initially intended as a "temporary" exhibit space while the main facility was built, is now known as the Geffen Contemporary, in the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. Between 2000 and 2019, it operated a satellite facility at the Pacific Design Center facility in West Hollywood.
The Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, often called St. Vibiana's, is a former cathedral church building and parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the building opened in 1876 as the cathedral for what was then known as the Diocese of Monterey-Los Angeles, and remained the official cathedral of the Los Angeles see for over 100 years.
Bunker Hill is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. It is part of Downtown Los Angeles.
The Historic Core is a district within Downtown Los Angeles includes the world's largest concentration of movie palaces, former large department stores, and office towers, all built chiefly between 1907 and 1931. Within it lie the Broadway Theater District and the Spring Street historic financial district, and in its west it overlaps with the Jewelry District and in its east with Skid Row.
Harold M. Bernson was a Los Angeles City Council member for 24 years, from 1979 until his retirement in 2003. A conservative Republican, he was a leading proponent of the San Fernando Valley seceding from the rest of Los Angeles.
José Luis Huizar is a Mexican-American politician and a former member of the Los Angeles City Council. Huizar was arrested and indicted on June 23, 2020, on federal corruption charges.
Located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, the Old Bank District is a group of early 20th century commercial buildings, many of which have been converted into residential (loft) use. The Old Bank District is bordered roughly by the Jewelry District, the Fashion District, Gallery Row, the Toy District, and the city's Civic Center - specifically the block from Main to Spring streets between 4th and 5th.
Charles Luckman was an American businessman, property developer, and architect known for designing landmark buildings in the United States such as the Theme Building, Prudential Tower, Madison Square Garden, and The Forum. He was named the "Boy Wonder of American Business" by Time magazine when president of the Pepsodent toothpaste company in 1939. Through acquisition, he later became president of Lever Brothers. Luckman would later collaborate with William Pereira, in which the two would form their architectural firm, Pereira & Luckman, in 1950. Pereira & Luckman would later dissolve by 1958, parting ways for both himself and Pereira. Luckman would continue successfully with his own firm, Charles Luckman Associates. Luckman retired from the firm, although he would still be present.
The Eastern Columbia Building, also known as the Eastern Columbia Lofts, is a thirteen story Art Deco building designed by Claud Beelman located at 849 S. Broadway in the Broadway Theater District of Downtown Los Angeles. It opened on September 12, 1930 after just nine months of construction. It was built at a cost of $1.25 million as the new headquarters and 39th store for the Eastern-Columbia Department Store, whose component Eastern and Columbia stores were founded by Adolph Sieroty and family. At the time of construction, the City of Los Angeles enforced a height limit of 150 feet (46 m), however the decorative clock tower was granted an exemption, allowing the clock a total height of 264 feet (80 m).
Shari Ellin Redstone is an American media executive with a background in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry and related ventures. She currently serves as the chairman of ViacomCBS and president of National Amusements; she formerly served as the vice-chairman of CBS Corporation and Viacom. Through National Amusements, Redstone and her family are majority owners of CBS, Comedy Central, BET, Showtime Networks and the film studio Paramount Pictures.
Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, is a historic preservation architect based in Seaside, Florida, and San Francisco, California. He is a principal in the Bruce Judd Consulting Group in Seaside and a Consulting Founding Principal at the Architectural Resources Group in San Francisco. His projects have included surveying the historic African American community of Mound Bayou, Mississippi resulting in its being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. He has also consulted on the restoration of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. Judd has directed more than 300 planning, rehabilitation, and expansion projects for architecturally significant buildings throughout the west and is a nationally recognized expert in his field. He has led rehabilitation and new construction projects for library, cultural, and performing arts facilities. He has also directed various high-profile projects including: master plan and restoration of the Hotel Del Coronado; repair and restoration of the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, which received a National AIA Honor Award; master planning and seismic retrofit of the block-square Beaux-Arts style Pasadena City Hall which received LEED Gold certification; and rehabilitation of the historic Linde Robinson Laboratory for the Center for Global Environmental Ecology at Caltech in Pasadena, the first laboratory in a historic building to receive a LEED Platinum certification. Judd meets The Secretary of the Interior's Historic Preservation Professional Qualifications Standards in Architecture, Historic Architecture, Architectural History, and History.
Golden Gate Theater is a California Churrigueresque-style movie palace built in 1927 on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, California. In 1982, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater closed in 1986; the retail building built around it was damaged in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake and demolished in 1992. The remaining theater building was left vacant for more than 20 years as preservationists fought with owners and developers over the future of the building. It was finally converted into a drugstore and reopened in 2012.
The San Fernando Building is an Italian Renaissance Revival style building built in 1906 at 400–410 S. Main Street in the Historic Core district of downtown Los Angeles, California. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, converted into lofts in 2000, and declared a Historic-Cultural Monument in 2002.
Chris Norby is an American politician and educator. He served on the Fullerton City Council (1984–2002) including three years as mayor, on the Orange County Board of Supervisors (2003–2010), on the California State Assembly (2010–2012).
Frederick M. Nicholas is an American lawyer specializing in real estate development and leases. He is known as "Mr. Downtown Culture" for his role in building the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Geffen Contemporary, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and for the founding of Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm. Frederick M. Nicholas has combined his legal career with a heavy real estate involvement to become an institution builder in the arts in Los Angeles.
Linda Parks is an American politician who served as Ventura County Supervisor representing the second district, which covers Bell Canyon, Casa Conejo, Lake Sherwood, Oak Park, Point Mugu, Santa Rosa Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks and Ventu Park. She has previously served as the Mayor, Councilmember, and Planning Commissioner of the city of Thousand Oaks.
Austin Michael Beutner is an American businessman, civic leader, philanthropist, and current Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent since May 1, 2018.
Izek Shomof is an Israeli-born, American real estate developer, investor, one-time film producer and former restaurateur. Born in Tel Aviv, he dropped out of high school to open restaurants and an autoshop. Since the 1990s, he has restored many historic buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. He has been honored for his philanthropic work in reducing homelessness in Los Angeles.
Wayne Thom is an international architectural photographer. He was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Vancouver. He studied photography, first at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, and then at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he graduated in 1968. Thom's career has spanned over 5 decades documenting upward of 2,800 projects, working with clients in North America and Asia, but based mainly in the Greater Los Angeles Area. His clients include prominent architects and developers such as I. M. Pei, A. Quincy Jones, Arthur Erickson, Bennie Gonzales, William Pereira, Bing Thom, John Portman, Gio Ponti, Kajima USA, NBBJ and SOM.