Join us the Cal Lu's Fifty and Better in celebrating Black History Month!
Saturday, February 13, 10am-12pm (PST) - This lecture will be recorded
Online, Zoom platform - This lecture is $8
Often described as “Architect to the Stars,” Paul Williams left an indelible mark on architecture during a prolific career that spanned almost 60 years. The first African-American member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he became known for designs which were stylized and elegant. He had an extraordinary capability with Southern California historical styles, yet he was equally comfortable with modern design. His vast body of work stretches from Beverly Hills and New York to Paris and Colombia, including such luminary clients as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Tyrone Power, and Lon Chaney. This lecture explores and abundantly illustrates the architectural legacy left by Williams and discusses the inspirational contributions he made to each city his designs enriched.