Amber Hawkes
Co-Founder Here LA

Amber Hawkes is Principal and Co-Director of HERE, an interdisciplinary urban design and urban planning firm, based in Los Angeles, CA. HERE leads a diverse portfolio of projects - from large-scale open space concept design and streetscape design to strategic urban planning surrounding new mobility solutions. Many of Amber’s projects use out-of-the-box strategies to design and test urban improvements, including “tactical urbanism,” pilot projects, and art-filled pop-up workshops. Amber has led vision and master planning projects for cities and clients throughout the US, with a focus on creative problem solving and community engagement. For the past decade, Amber was also an instructor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in the Graduate School of Urban Planning, and she speaks at conferences, forums, and universities about urban design-related topics. Based on her fifteen years of experience in the urban design world, Amber recently co-founded PebbleXR, a new technology solution using mobile AR, which helps designers and community members engage in a dialogue about community design proposals.


Jun 2

03:40 PM - 05:10 PM


Startup Pitch Competition: Part 2

Chaitanya Ravi | SentioVR

Amber Hawkes | Here LA

Ariella Lehrer | Legacy Games

Quentin Turner | Intrinsic XR

Pearly Chen | HTC Vive

Giovanni Fantoni Modena Fantoni Fantoni | Vitruvian

Dominique Wu | XReality Pro

Tipatat Chennavasin | The Venture Reality Fund

Dave Haynes | FOV Ventures

Kristina Serafim | Verizon Ventures

Ofer Baharav | Villa

David A. Smith | Croquet

Alex Coulombe | Heavenue / Agile Lens

Sherry Chang | Neural Lab