Paul Revere Williams

As we celebrate Black History Month, we recognize great Black architects who have shaped the design field. This week we remember Paul Revere Williams, an influential designer in the Los Angeles area.

Born in Los Angeles, Williams rose through the ranks to receive his architecture license and was the first African-American member of the AIA. He worked mostly in Southern California, working for some of the most famous people in Hollywood at the time, creating some 2,500 homes in the area. His legacy lingers and has an effect of the city's landscape today.