Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Barbara Bestor is one of my favorite local architects. All her work seems to exude a sense of fun and liveliness that's sorely needed in architecture. Here's a great example applied to multi family housing. 


Barbara Bestor's Blackbirds gives a single-family look to high-density housing that puts pedestrians and cyclists first.

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: Oct 2012, The Architect's Newspaper

Courtesy of Barbara Bestor Architects.
With the help of LA’s 2004 Small Lot Ordinance, which allows developers to build single-family homes and detached townhouses on a single lot originally zoned for multi-family housing or commercial development, LocalConstruct and architect Barbara Bestor are hoping to turn a one-acre hillside parcel in Echo Park into a prime example of smart growth. [read more]


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