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Vision Keynote: Rebellious Pragmatism

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm





1.0 LU


Catherine Johnson & Rebecca Rudolph of Design, Bitches


Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.


Free (registration required): AIA members, students and non-members with no CEU Certificate

$10: non-members requesting CEU Certificate

Program Description

Vision Keynote on Design: Rebellious Pragmatism

In 2010, Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph founded Design, Bitches with a bold and irreverent vision to make architecture significant in daily life. Their multidisciplinary firm draws inspiration from the duos’ eclectic expertise in the areas of design, art, and pop culture. Based in Los Angeles, Catherine and Rebecca collaborate on an international range of projects that scale from brand identity and commercial spaces to ground-up residential and cultural buildings. They work closely with clients to develop creative solutions responsive to location and user experience. By experimenting with materials and graphics, they provide durable contemporary designs that wink at history.

Recent projects include AIA LA Restaurant Design Award winner Superba Food and Bread, 9 Dots, the Lodge Room and Checker Hall, and the AIA award-winning Garden House.  Each design transforms a collage of influences into architecture that is beautiful and layered with meaning, but also welcoming—spaces and landscapes where people want to hang out.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe methods of integrating research into practice to provide innovative design solutions to meet client expectations.
  • How to build a practice that develops creative solutions that are responsive to location and user experience.
  • Able to identify multi-disciplinary design influences.
  • Consider methods of achieving diversity in design.


March 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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