Barbara Bestor, AIA is Principal of Bestor Architecture and the founding chair of the Graduate program at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and is now the executive director of the University’s Julius Shulman Institute. Her work is dedicated to the idea that ‘everyone should experience strange beauty everyday’. She has developed a varied, creative and aesthetically progressive body of work over the last ten years propagating the concept that Architecture can and should be a part of all aspects of our creative community.
The firm, Bestor Architecture, is currently designing new headquarters for Los Angeles companies Beats By Dre and Nasty Gal, an innovative small lot housing complex in Echo Park, and a variety of custom residences and restaurants. The Floating Bungalow house in Venice, CA was featured in MOCA’s 2013 survey of contemporary LA architecture.
Barbara Bestor is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake(Harper Collins, 2006), a book dedicated to the suppressed narrative of informal and eccentric modernism found in Silverlake’s rich domestic architectural history. She is also a partner in Sisters of Los Angeles (SoLA), which creates design-based gifts and housewares for Los Angeles and California.