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Paul Revere Williams, the late architect who was the first black member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has recently been receiving some long-overdue recognition. The AIA awarded him a posthumous gold medal in 2017; a PBS documentary “Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story” aired in February, and a book titled “Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View” was published in September. Now on the heels of jointly acquiring Williams’ notable archives this June, the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture and the Getty Research Institute are also hosting a three-panel series based on its contents titled “Paul R. Williams: Rediscovering an Architectural Icon.” (Additional organizers are SoCal NOMA, AIA Los Angeles, Architects for Communities LA, and ULI-Los Angeles). View more View full description
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