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Curated by Barbara Bestor (M.Arch ‘92)

“SCI-Arc has done an amazing job of not only documenting speakers at the school but going out into the world and creatively supporting pioneering designers, artists, and alumni. Here are a few of my favorite talks and videos; I hope you are as inspired as I am!”

Barbara Bestor (M.Arch ’92), FAIA is 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. She has designed new ways of creating accessible urbanism in her “stealth density” Blackbirds housing, retail and restaurant flagships, dynamic workspaces for Beats By Dre and Snap, award-winning residences and pioneering arts projects that are deeply rooted in their communities and cultural context. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, studied at the Architectural Association in London and received her M.Arch at SCI-Arc. She is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.