Design Bitches

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.

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.

Commercial Clients

9 Dots
Backyard Bowls
Burger Lords
Button Mash
California Komuten
Charmel Storage Capital

Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches
Counter Culture Coffee

DJM Capital Partners
Grill 'Em All
Karen Alweil Studio
LA Mart
Little Fatty
Little Octopus
Lodge Room/Checker Hall
Mona Moore
Nong La

Occidental College
The Oinkster
Otaku Ramen
Paul Hibler/ American Gonzo Food Corp/ Superba
Rag & Bone
Regency Centers
Status Kuo
The Springs DTLA
Teuscher Chocolates

Verve Coffee Roasters
Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Residential references available upon request

Catherine Johnson & Rebecca Rudolph

Catherine & Rebecca are both native Californians and licensed Architects registered with the American Institute of Architects.  Catherine received her MArch from SCI-Arc and her BIARC from the University of Oregon, Rebecca received her MArch from SCI-Arc and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Paris VIII.


California Home + Design, Restaurant Design Award (Checker Hall), 2019
AIA / LA, Residential Architecture Citation Award (Garden House), 2018
Surface, Travel Awards, Finalist, 2018
AIA / LA, Emerging Practice Award, 2017
AIA / LA, Restaurant Design Award (Little Octopus), 2017
AIA, Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards, Finalist (Button Mash), 2016
The Architectural Review, Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, Shortlist, 2016
New Co., Honored Host Company, Los Angeles, 2015
AIA / LA Restaurant Design Award (Superba Food + Bread), 2014
AIA / LA Restaurant Design Award (Superba Snack Bar), 2012
AIA Young Architectural Talent Award, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, 2010


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