Exploring the Work of Architect Paul Williams
Join us as author Stephen Gee discusses the work and innovation of celebrated Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams. During his presentation, the author of Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940: Paul R. Williams (Tailwater Press/Angel City Press, 2021) will focus on the improbable career of the pioneering architect, the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects and the organization’s first African-American Fellow and Gold Medalist. In his six-decade career, Williams worked on more than 3,000 projects ranging from modest affordable housing to mansions for Hollywood celebrities.
The Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 series showcases the work of architects from Southern California's Golden Age of design, as featured in early issues of The Architectural Digest. Williams is the fourth architect in the series, which includes Gordon B. Kaufmann, Roland E. Coate, and Wallace Neff.
Stephen Gee is a writer and television producer based in Los Angeles. He is the author of Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles (2013), and co-author, with Arnold Schwartzman, of Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture (2016). Most recently Stephen authored Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon (2018).
A live online presentation by Stephen Gee, author