William Williams To Lecture At U.Va. On Community-Based Architectural
October 29, 1999 -- A
common theme running through the work of architect William Williams
is "building communities." Williams will lecture at the University
of Virginia on Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 153, Campbell Hall.
"Working the Nickel," the title of his talk, will focus on his community-based
collaboration in a Houston neighborhood called the Nickel.
views the building of communities in both a literal and figurative
sense. His creative work has been described as building community
through design. He weaves together a collaboration of his professional
practice, students, local community organizers, nonprofit developers
and public agencies in his community design work.
to his philosophy is the idea that both product and process are
essential to community building. The built environment cannot be
considered aesthetically independent of an understanding of its
relationship to the process involved, he says.
highly praised community-based projects include the planning of
a community center in East Oakland, Calif., a housing rehabilitation
program for the City of Oakland and design and construction of a
church in West Oakland.
graduate of the Master of Architecture program at Harvard University,
Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University
of Houston and currently teaches architecture at Rice University.
more information contact Jane Ford at (804) 924-4298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.