Liz Brown


Liz Brown is the author of Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire. Her writing has appeared in 4Columns, Bookforum, Design Observer, Elle Decor, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, Slate, T Magazine, and other publications.

Tanya Ward Goodman


Tanya Ward Goodman is the author of the memoir, “Leaving Tinkertown.” Her essays and articles about travel, art, and the challenges and rewards of caregiving have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, Luxe, Atlas Obscura, Variable West and Statement Magazine. You can learn more at

Stacey Ravel Abarbanel


Stacey Ravel Abarbanel is a writer, filmmaker, and advisor to museums and other cultural institutions. From 2002–14 she was director of external affairs for the Fowler Museum at UCLA, after ten years in arts-related publishing at Getty Publications and Architectural Digest. In addition to her consulting practice, her award-winning writing about art, culture, and history has appeared in Alta, Smithsonian Magazine, UCLA Magazine, Zócalo Public Square, and other outlets. She is the writer and producer of the documentary UnRaveling (2021), about her grandfather and Pancho Villa.

Chris Lukather


Chris Lukather is a fifth-generation Californian, born in Burbank, just north of Los Angeles. He is the author of three books on Mid-century home designers and builders in Southern California, including William Mellenthin’s Birdhouse Ranch homes, Jean Vandruff’s Cinderella homes, and the homes of Robert Byrd. Chris is a CalArts graduate and the editor of the quarterly literary journal The Writing Disorder.

Linda Dishman


Linda Dishman has been the leader of the Los Angeles Conservancy since 1992, first as Executive Director and now as President & CEO. Over 31 years, she has tripled the staff and multiplied its budget six-fold, transforming the Conservancy into one of the nation’s foremost local historic preservation organizations. She loves to meet and talk with members at events and tours, especially Last Remaining Seats. Linda‘s success in building support to save historic buildings is her belief that “People make history, People preserve it”.

Photo by Daniel Reichert

Janet Grey


Janet Grey is a Los Angeles native, a UCLA graduate and a longtime resident of Silver Lake. She started her career in the music industry in Paris and spent decades specializing in “oldies,” managing international marketing campaigns and creating unique party compilations in the lounge genre, such as Martini Madness and Dino Goes Latino.

An honored photographer, Janet honed her skills behind the lens while living abroad and traveling extensively. Her diverse portfolio has appeared in books, commercials and online publications, as well as on the walls of galleries and eateries throughout Los Angeles.

After years in the music business and a brief stint in hypnotherapy, Janet shifted her focus to interior design, transforming homes, as her marketing exclaimed, “from drab to delicious!” and writing a design column for the local paper. Later, her passion for solo travel led her to create, a concierge service that pairs travelers with vetted private driver-guides for safe, authentic and extraordinary global adventures.

When the pandemic temporarily grounded her travel plans, Janet found a new sense of discovery during extensive neighborhood walks. This led her to focus her lens on the homes of LA County and beyond, and she began to chronicle her experiences on her Instagram account, @housesofhollywood, which spotlights these residential architectural treasures.

As she anticipates celebrating her 63rd birthday as well as two decades of cancer-free living, Janet’s latest venture, real estate investing aimed at preserving architectural gems, keeps her on her toes and endlessly engaged. She attributes her zest for life and her youthful spirit to a blend of curiosity and gratitude, a lifelong passion for learning, and an eye for detail, appreciating beauty in everything, from the intricate patterns of a spider’s web to the peeling paint on an old front door.

David Ross


As Design Manager, David Ross offers over 30 years of experience as one of FF&P’s leading design visionaries. The longstanding leader of our residential practice, David imbues all his design with a strong sense of domesticity and humanism. In addition to his work on projects of all sizes in the residential, academic, and workspace realms, David has led FF&P’s ongoing efforts in exhibition design at some of Southern California’s premiere cultural institutions, including LACMA, the Getty Museum, and the Skirball Cultural Center. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc.

Nathan Prevendar


Methodical but easygoing, Nathan Prevendar is a nimble manager of the entire design and construction process. Nathan cares deeply about his clients and teams, and is known for accessibility and responsiveness. His empathic yet objective approach to architectural practice has enabled him to lead all types and scales of FF&P projects, from large academic buildings to houses. Nathan obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from USC and his Master’s degree in Architectural Studies from MIT.

Matthew Kelley


Matthew Kelley, AIA is as visionary as he is pragmatic. A careful observer, Matt has been able to absorb and influence FF&P’s design ethos in equal measure. His versatility has propelled him into a leading role in designing some of our signature institutional and commercial projects, from their guiding ideas to their complex construction details. Matt obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and his Master’s degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc.