Paul R. Williams | Blazing Trails and Breaking Molds

Join DPP for a recorded webinar on the impact of prolific LA architect, Paul R. Williams and his lasting legacy. As part of the California Preservation Foundation’s ongoing five-part series, “Modernist II: Design Masters and Methods,” this chapter explores themes on preservation, documentation, and race. Williams is remembered not only for his contributions to modern… Keep reading

Virtual Book Launch | ‘Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View’ by Janna Ireland

Show your support this Sunday, September 13th for a virtual book launch of Janna Ireland‘s latest publication, Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View. Over the past 5 years, Janna has made it her mission to document and archive the works of the iconic Angeleno architect. With a body of work spanning decades, Janna researched… Keep reading

Paul R. Williams, FAIA, 1894-1980 | The Paul R. Williams Residence, Historic Lafayette Square, Los Angeles

Paul R. Williams, FAIA | Architect to the Stars

Paul Revere Williams, FAIA is arguably one of this country’s most notable black architects. Born and raised in Los Angeles, and an orphan by the age of 4, Williams went on to become the first black student to graduate from USC – which he did in 1919 with a degree in architectural engineering. Fresh out… Keep reading

Remembering Paul R. Williams

Famed architect, Paul Revere Williams, was born in 1894 in Los Angeles and in the span of his 6 decade-long career went on to design almost 3,000 structures with a mastery of diverse architectural styles. Paul R. Williams was no ordinary architect of his time, he broke racial barriers when he became the first Black… Keep reading

Photography by Michael Locke

deasy penner podley Partner Michael Locke Documents LA’s Architectural Gems

DPP’s very own Michael Locke has a passion for not only selling architecturally significant homes, but also photographing them. Michael has been shooting with his digital Nikon camera for about 15 years now; documenting homes from all over the greater Los Angeles area. He is driven by the desire to preserve a record of the… Keep reading

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