Part Four of California Preservation Foundation's "Modernist Masters and Methods" five-part series.
Get a first-hand look at the work to restore architect Paul R. Williams’ personal residence in Los Angeles. Frank Escher of Escher GuneWardena Architecture will take us on a journey through the year-long process to rehabilitate a jewel of Los Angeles design history and the home of America’s most recognized and revered African American Architect.
Prolific architect Paul R. Williams, who in 1957 was the first African-American to be named an AIA Fellow, designed more than 3,000 buildings, the majority of which were homes in his native Los Angeles, often in neighborhoods where he was not allowed to reside. Williams was part of the team behind the remarkable Theme Building at LAX, and also includes the stately Golden State Mutual Life Insurance headquarters in L.A.’s Adams District; the city’s First AME Church; and the Palm Springs Tennis Club (with A. Quincy Jones). Williams was posthumously awarded AIA’s 2017 Gold Medal, the first Black architect to receive the honor.
Tuesday March 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pacific
Free, registration required