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Male, US, born 1909-04-25, died 1985-11-13

Associated with the firms network

Ganster and Pereira; Johnson Fain and Pereira, Architects; Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners; Pereira and Pereira, Architects; Pereira, William L. and Associates Planning and Architecture; Pereira, William L., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Associate, Holabird and Root, Architects, Chicago, IL, 1930-1931; (employment with Holabird and Root noted as 1930-1933 in Mock, Built in USA, 1945, p. 121).

Partner, [William L.] Pereira and [Hal] Pereira, Chicago, IL, 1931-c. 1940.

Principal, William L. Pereira, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1940-1950.

Partner, Pereira and Luckman, Planners and Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1950-1958.

Principal, William L. Pereira and Associates, Architects and Planners, Los Angeles, CA, 1958- .

Teaching

Pereira taught a Two-Day Camouflage Short Course, School of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Extension Headquarters, 10/09/1942-10/10/1942.

Professor of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1949-1959.

Professional Activities

Assistant Regional Director for California, Division of Property Protection, Ninth Civilian Defense Region, Office of Civilian Defense, 1942-1944.

Supervising Architect, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara, CA, 1953-1958.

Chairman, California Governor's Task Force on Transportation, Sacramento, CA, 1967-1968.

Member, National Council of the Arts, 1967-1968.

Member, State of California Governor's Commission on Ocean Resources, 1967.

Adviser, National Academy of Engineering, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Washignton, DC, 1969-1970.

Member, State of California Assembly, Science and Technology Council, Sacramento, CA, 1970.

Architect-in-Residence, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 1971.

Member, Crocker National Bank, Advisory Committee, Los Angeles, CA, 1963-1985;

Director, American Film Institute (AFI), Washington, D.C., 1965-1985.

Professional Awards

Recipient, American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Honor Award, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA, 1952.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1958.

Recipient, AIA, Southern California Chapter, Honor Award, (twice), 1963.

Recipient, American Library Association (ALA), Award of Merit, 1963.

Honorary Doctorate, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1964.

Doctor of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 1971.

Alumni Achievement Award, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1973.

Doctor of Letters, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1974.

Fellow, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA.

Commander, Order of the Ivory Coast.

Education

College

B.S. Arch, School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1926-1931.

Personal

Relocation

Pereira was born in Chicago, IL, and worked in the city until about 1940. He moved to Los Angeles, CA, at this time, and resided here until his death in Los Angeles at the age of 76;

Parents

Pereira's mother's maiden name was Friedberg.

Spouse

William Pereira Married Margaret McConnell in 1934.

Children

He had two children: William Jr., and Monica.

Biographical Notes

Pereira served on a small committee of the American Institute of Architects, Southern California Chapter, advising movie producers on the film, "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," in 1947. Pereira had friendships with some of Southern California's leading businessmen. He served as a crew member on the sailing vessel of banker Howard F. Ahmanson, Sr., (1906-1968), during the Transpacific Yacht Race (Los Angeles, CA, to Honolulu, HI) in 1961. University of Southern California (USC) President Norman Topping (1908-1997) also served as a crew member aboard the Sirius II on this race.

SSN: 550-26-8434.



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PCAD id: 67


NameDateCityState
611 Place, Downtown, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
909 Fannin Street Office Building, Downtown, Houston, TX1974HoustonTX
Anglo and London Paris National Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA1908-1910San FranciscoCA
Beverly Paramount Theatre, Beverly Hills, CABeverly HillsCA
Braille Institute, Los Angeles, CA1974Los AngelesCA
Chrysler Corporation, Sales and Service Training Center, Anaheim, CA1958
Citicorp Tower, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1937-1938Los AngelesCA
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Television City, Fairfax District, Los Angeles, CA1951-1952Los AngelesCA
County of Los Angeles, Museum of Art (LACMA) #1, Los Angeles, CA1963-1964Los AngelesCA
Dewey, Charles, Jr., House, Lake Bluff, ILLake BluffIL
Doheny Plaza Center, West Hollywood, CAWest HollywoodCA
Encino Theatre, Encino, Los Angeles, CAEncinoCA
Esquire Theatre, Chicago, IL1937ChicagoIL
Farmers and Stockmens Bank, Headquarters, Washington Street and 50th Street, Camelback East Village, Phoenix, AZ1950-1951PhoenixAZ
Finch, Kay, Ceramics Studio, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA1940Newport BeachCA
Gibraltar Savings and Loan Association, Main Office, Beverly Hills, CA1958Beverly HillsCA
Grauman's Metropolitan Theatre and Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1921-1923Los AngelesCA
Great Western Savings and Loan Center Building, Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
Hilton Hotels Corporation, Berlin Hilton, West Berlin, GermanyWest Berlin
Hollywood Center ProjectHollywood, Los AngelesCA
Hollywood Motion Picture and Television Museum ProjectHollywood, Los AngelesCA
Hollywood Paramount Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Houston Center, Houston, TXHoustonTX
Lake County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Waukegan, ILWaukeganIL
Los Angeles Opera House Project, Los Angeles, CA1948Los AngelesCA
Lytton Building, Los Angeles, CA1968Los AngelesCA
Madison Square Garden #4, Midtown, Manhattan, New York, NY1968New YorkNY
Marineland of the Pacific, Recreation and Education Complex, Long Point, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA1953-1954Rancho Palos VerdesCA
Motion Picture Country House, Woodland Hills, CA1942Woodland HillsCA
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, Building, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA1970-1971Los AngelesCA
Nissan Motors, Engineering Center, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Palms Theatre, Phoenix, AZPhoenixAZ
Pereira and Luckman Offices #1, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Petroleum Research Institute, Caracas, VenezuelaCaracas
Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), General Plan, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA1928Los AngelesCA
Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Theme and Arch Building, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA1957-1961Los AngelesCA
Robinson's, J.W., Department Store, Beverly Hills, CA 1950-1952Beverly HillsCA
Robinson's, J.W., Department Store, Palm Springs, CA1958Palm SpringsCA
Robinson's, J.W., Department Store, Pasadena, CA1958PasadenaCA
Saint Francis Hotel #3, Union Square, San Francisco, CA1906-1907San FranciscoCA
Santa Barbara College, Second Campus, Plan #2, Santa Barbara, CA1953Santa BarbaraCA
Social Security Administration, West Programs Center, Richmond, CARichmondCA
Times-Mirror Company, Los Angeles Times Building #4, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1931-1935Los AngelesCA
Town Center Hall, Santa Fe Springs, CA1970-1971Santa Fe SpringsCA
Transamerica Corporation, Office Building #2, San Francisco, CA1972San FranciscoCA
Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL), Research Center, Brea, CA 1950-1951
United States Government, Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Boulder Laboratory, Boulder, CO1952BoulderCO
United States Government, Federal Office Building, Holifield, Chet, Building, Laguna Niguel, CA1971Laguna NiguelCA
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Post Office, Rincon Annex, San Francisco, CA1939San FranciscoCA
United States Navy (USN), Clinic, San Diego, CA1979
University of California, Irvine (UCI), Langson Library, Irvine, CA
University of California, Irvine (UCI), Long Range Development Plan, Irvine, CA1960-1963IrvineCA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dickson Hall, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1965Los AngelesCA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Medical Center, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1955Los AngelesCA
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Geisel, Audrey and Theodor, Library, La Jolla, CA1965-1969San DiegoCA
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Master Plan, Santa Barbara, CA1953-1958Santa BarbaraCA
University Road Center, Doha, QatarDoha
WED Enterprises, Disneyland, Master Plan #1, Anaheim, CA1952-1953AnaheimCA
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