November 18, 2009

Architect Extraordinaire...

Paul R. Williams was an architect in Los Angeles and designed many homes in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air including the bathhouse above for Jay Paley in 1934. As an African American, he developed techniques to give him an edge such as drawing sketches of homes upside down for potential clients across a table because he could not sit beside them.
Determined and in the end, one of America's foremost architects, his work stands the test of time and can be seen at LAX, Palm Springs - the Desi Arnaz-Lucille Ball house, the Palm Springs Tennis Club (with A. Quincy Jones) and car magnate E.L. Cord's house in Beverly Hills. Go here http://http://www.amazon.com/Paul-R-Williams-Architect-Legacy/dp/0847817636 for more information on this amazing architect.

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