Join Woodbury School of Architecture for our End of Year Celebration with chef Roy Choi and architect Barbara Bestor on Friday, May 8th. The event begins at 3:30pm with an online Degree Project and Thesis Roundtable discussion by our faculty and showcasing student work from the 2019-2020 academic year. At 5pm, we will host a live stream Q&A with Roy and Barbara on YouTube as part of our award ceremony celebrating our graduating students.
Roy Choi was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California. Celebrated for “food that isn’t fancy”, Choi is known as one of the founders of the gourmet food truck movement, and for his TV Series ‘Broken Bread’. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and later worked at the internationally acclaimed Le Bernardin.
In 2010, Food and Wine named him Best New Chef. His cookbook/memoir L.A. Son was a NY Times Bestseller in 2013. He was included in the 2016 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World list. And in 2017, LocoL received the first ever LA Times Restaurant of the Year award. Roy resides in Los Angeles where he is the co-owner, co-founder, and chef of Kogi BBQ, Chego!, A-Frame, Commissary, POT and LocoL.
Barbara Bestor, FAIA, is the founder of Bestor Architecture and Executive Director of Woodbury’s Julius Shulman Institute. Her practice has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Snap, Blackbirds, a new small lot housing development in Echo Park, and a variety of experimental residences and commercial establishments.
The varied, creative, and aesthetically progressive body of work expands the territory of architecture into atmospheric urbanism. Recent projects include the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which creates a vibrant musical haven by inserting an internal urban village within the shell of a classic Hollywood warehouse, Ashes & Diamonds, a new winery and event center in Napa, and headquarters for multiple high tech firms.