Barkan’s Los Angeles-based practice focuses on a range of speculative and built projects. Before coming to UCLA she was faculty at Harvard GSD from 2012-2014. Her graduate thesis work  “Grounds for Architecture” was selected for exhibition at the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2010. She has worked for and collaborated with several practices including Architecture Research Office, MOS, and Preston Scott Cohen. Her work and writing has been published in Clog and Platform and she has been an invited critic at MIT, RISD, North Eastern, Cooper Union, Pratt, SCI-Arc, and Berkeley, among others.  Before turning her attention to architecture, Katy worked at Artforum magazine in New York.