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Male, US, born 1919-10-17, died 2007-11-27

Associated with the firms network

Smith and Williams, Architects; Wayne R. Williams and Associates

Professional History

Partner, [Whitney R.] Smith and Williams, Architects, Pasadena, CA, 1946-1973; Williams continued to practice after Whitney Smith left the practice in 1973. Consultant, The IDI Group Companies, Arlington, VA, c. 2003;

Williams taught architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970;

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, 1950- .

Registered Architect in CA and WY, on or before 1970.

NCARB certified, on or before 1970.

Professional Awards

Recipient, House and Garden magazine architectural awards competition, one award for a house under 1800 square feet, 1957. A note in Progressive Architecture, in its issue of 01/1958, said of this competition: "House & Garden's 1957 Architectural Awards competition winners have been announced. Two classifications of competition were: houses with areas under 1800 sq. ft., those with unlimited areas. Four of five cash prizes were won by Paul Hayden Kirk, Seattle, Wash., for entries in both categories; fifth prize, for house under 1800 sq. ft. was awarded to Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, Los Angeles, Calif. Jury members included Pietro Belluschi, Dean School of Architecture and Planning, MIT; William Wurster, Dean, School of Architecture, University of California; Minoru Yamasaki, Detroit, Mich.; Arthur H. Keyes, Jr., Washington, D.C.; Carl Koch, Cambridge, Mass." (See "P/A News Bulletins, Progressive Architecture, vol. 39, no. 1, 01/1958, p. 75.)

Archival documents on Smith and Williams housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB);


B.Arch., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1947; (Williams worked under Whitney R. Smith at USC.) During World War II, Williams entered the U.S. Army, designing airplane hangars and other millitary buildings.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1964;


In 2003, Williams and his wife, relocated to Virginia. He died in a nursing faciilty in Leesville, VA.

He married Paula Williams.

Wayne and Paula Williams had three sons: Garth, Rhys and Keith.

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