Barbara Bestor, AIA 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. Increasingly, the firm applies L.A.’s lessons to national undertakings. Projects such as Beats by Dre headquarters, Blackbirds small-lot housing development, and Intelligentsia café illustrate Bestor’s continued exploration of architectural form through experimentation, research, graphics, and color. Bestor is faculty at Woodbury University School of Architecture and executive director of the university’s Julius Shulman Institute. She is author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.