People/Events/Accounts: News About La Brea Tar PIts, Skowhegan Awards Dinner, Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: Amy Sondrup, president of Access TCA, became the 53rd president of the Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA) at the group’s EDPA ACCESS 2019 meeting. Her remarks during the President’s Gala underscored her commitment to EDPA as well as her vision for the future.

LOS ANGELES: Architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has been selected to lead the redesign of the La Brea Tar Pits. The team, which includes L.A.-based experiential designer Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces, will work with the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County to transform the 13-acre campus. The firm was selected after an international search process.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Matthew Quick joins the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach as hotel manager, and Rizia Parker has been named spa director. Quick most recently served as director of food and beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, in Georgia. Parker last worked as director of the spa at Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa. 

NEW YORK: The Skowhegan Awards Dinner 2020 has been set for April 28. It will take place at Manhatta and honor the Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies. 

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SAN FRANCISCO: Nobu Hotel Palo Alto has appointed Chris Suarez as director of sales and marketing of the newly renovated property.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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