Robert A.M. Stern Architects Lecture Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Hollywood’s Architect

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 5:15 pm EST

From the early 1920s until his retirement 50 years later, Paul R. Williams was one of the most successful architects in the country. At the height of his career Paul Williams wasn’t always welcome in the restaurants and hotels he designed or the neighborhoods where he built homes, because he was Black.

Join the School of Architecture and the Film, Television and Theatre Department for a screening and post-film conversation about Paul Williams’ life and work. We’ll also explore race, design, history, film and the legacies designers create. We’ll explore who gets to do architecture, the many barriers architects of color face and how, in spite of these barriers, these architects continue to create memorable (and meaningful) spaces and places while also creating opportunities for a future generation of designers.

We’ll be joined virtually by Karen E. Hudson, Paul R. Williams’ granddaughter and special consultant to the film; Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Producer, Director, Writer; Kathy McCampbell Vance, Producer, Director; and Shirlyn Cesar, Associate Producer.

Join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

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