ULI Los Angeles: A Case Study on Gardenhouse - A City Upon a Hill


Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST


Pricing Members Non-Members
Private $25.00 $35.00
Public/Academic/Nonprofit $20.00 $30.00
Under Age 35 $20.00 $30.00

Join us for a Case Study on one of Los Angeles’ most innovative projects - Gardenhouse. Gardenhouse is the first US project of MAD Architects, Dezeen Awards' 2020 Architect of the Year, and the firm behind the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art taking shape in Exposition Park. Not only is the typology of Gardenhouse highly unusual, but the project sports one of the largest living walls in the US. 


Our panel will walk us through the entire process, from site acquisition to design to marketing.




Henry Van Moyland

Henry van Moyland

Henry van Moyland cut his teeth in commercial real estate with a manor house in his native Wales. Following that he managed commercial properties for Charles Dunn Real Estate Services. Before his career in CRE, he was head of US convertible bonds at Commerzbank and global head of convertible bonds at Banque Paribas and SGWarburg, where he also served as a Board Director of SGWarburg Securities. He is an active member of the ULI Programs Committee and Co-Chair of the StimULI Subcommittee. 


Flora Lee

Associate Partner, MAD Architects

Flora Lee has over twelve years experience in design and project management, starting in 2007 with MAD Architect’s Beijing office, before relocating to Paris to manage the UNIC project for MAD. Moving to LA in 2014, she overseas all MAD’s LA projects, which in addition to Gardenhouse include the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and 8774 Santa Monica. 


Scott Hutcheon

Founder and Lead Designer, Seasons Natural Engineering

Scott Hutcheon founded Seasons in 1998 after graduating from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. Since 2006, Seasons has specialized in living walls. Along with Gardenhouse, Seasons’ numerous projects include the South Coast Botanic Garden in Long Beach, Edwards Life Sciences in Irvine, and the Palms Resort in Las Vegas.


Don Heller

Principal, Don Heller Group Director of New Developments, Compass

Don Heller has been involved in Los Angeles real estate for 24 years, during which time he has sold more than 90 new condominium and single family developments, as well as developing more than a dozen himself. 


Brian Falls

Vice President, Palisades Capital Partners LLC

Brian Falls oversees development for Palisades, including among others Gardenhouse and 1111 Sunset (the former Metropolitan Water Board campus on the border of DTLA and Echo Park). Prior to Palisades, Brian worked for The Ratkovich Company where he managed planning and development for The Bloc. Before the Ratkovich Company, Brian was involved in multiple projects, including Playa Vista, Wilshire Grand, NBC Universal 20-Year Evolution Plan and Campus El Segundo.


Dean Howell

Principal Associate, Director of Landscape Architecture, Gruen Associates

In his role at Gruen, Dean Howell has contributed to numerous LA projects. Current work includes the Airport Metro Connector, a bikeway and habitat restoration greenway along 12 miles of the Los Angeles River, and the Union Station Forecourt and Alameda Esplanade.