Katy Barkan


Katy Barkan's "1/2 House" Awarded an AIA Los Angeles Residential Architecture Award for Adaptive/Reuse/Renovation/Historic Preservation

Congratulations to UCLA AUD faculty member Katy Barkan whose recent project "1/2 House" in Sherman Oaks, CA, was awarded an AIA Los Angeles 2019 Residential Architecture Award for Adaptive/Reuse/Renovation/Historic Preservation.

The project was featured in the June issue of Architectural Record: 

"Architect Katy Barkan’s renovation-expansion of a 1940s bungalow in Los Angeles is full of nuanced paradox. Like the attention-catching rays of an asterisk, the crisp, radiating lines of her addition—its roof ridges and troughs—converge mid-facade, where the house’s existing and new sections meet. Yet the extension is also quiet, almost deferential: a pale-gray monolith that picks up the low-rise cadence of this residential streetscape. “It simultaneously stands out and fits in,” says Barkan, who teaches architectural design at UCLA. With this inaugural project of her firm, Now Here, she has embraced the language of Los Angeles’ ubiquitous, modest single-family house, yet deftly subverted it, engaging its material palette and construction methods while nimbly tweaking its familiar forms."

Learn more about Katy's firm Now Here and read the full story here: https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/14066-one-half-house-by-katy-barkan.