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Barbara Bestor: Silvertop & Beyond

The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
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Non-members: please purchase your ticket, good for a full breakfast and the event, by Tuesday, March 27 at 3pm here: http://bestor.eventbrite.com

Business casual attire. No late entry after 7:15am!

Join us to welcome Barbara Bestor, FAIA, the founding principal of Bestor Architecture. Since 1995, Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. Bestor most recently completed a 3 year renovation of John Lautner's iconic Silver Lake house, Silvertop. Barbara will speak on the process of renovating this structure as well as the wide array of original structures she has designed throughout Los Angeles.

Barbara’s career is punctuated with inventive projects in a wide breadth of typologies. She has designed new ways of creating accessible urbanism in her “stealthy density” Blackbirds housing, groundbreaking retail and restaurant flagships, dynamic workspaces for Beats By Dre and Snap, award-winning experimental residences and pioneering arts projects that are deeply rooted in their communities and cultural context.

While maintaining a practice, Barbara has continuously taught at Southern California’s leading design schools from SCI-Arc to Woodbury University, where she is currently the executive director of the Julius Shulman Institute. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, studied at the Architecture Association in London and received a MARCH at SCI-Arc. She is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.