Barbara Bestor to Provide Custom Design Services to Trust Building Tenants

Photo: Laure Joliet

Photo: Laure Joliet

By Jessica Ritz | Architectural Digest

The Art Deco–style Trust Building in DTLA is getting ready for its next act this spring, with a unique arrangement to align its historic bonafides and contemporary appeal. Rising Realty Partners has secured AD100 architect Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture to operate as an architect-in-residence.

“Having worked with Barbara in the past, we knew that Bestor Architecture had to be involved,” says Christopher Rising, Rising Realty's cofounder and CEO. “Barbara's vision will engage with our tenants and create work spaces with elements of the Trust's roots and today's modern efficiency, so that the experience drives creativity and productivity.”

Architects John and Donald Parkinson designed the landmark as the Title Insurance and Trust Company headquarters in 1928. Rebranded as the Trust Building, a comprehensive rehabilitation of the structure began in 2017 with Gensler and Architectural Resources Group. Commercial and retail tenants, along with a new rooftop restaurant, will soon be announced.