PRW Career Mapper is a web-based data visualization tool created for researching the career of one of America’s most prolific architects, Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (1894-1980). PRW Career Mapper compiles previously published lists of Williams’ building projects and maps them based on date, location, use, and client type. The goal is to allow researchers a means of exploring the trajectory of his career.
The PRW Career Mapper consists of an interactive timeline and a corresponding map that displays the location of projects from the timeline. A side bar also lists the projects that are being displayed in text form.
Paul R. Williams Mapper
Frequently Asked Questions
How was the database of projects compiled?There is no single comprehensive list of Paul Revere Williams’ projects. A combination of published and unpublished sources were cross-referenced to create the project list for this site. Best efforts were taken to reconcile discrepancies between project names and dates though there may be errors. For the sake of consistency, we have chosen to date projects according to completion of construction.
Are all of Williams’ projects included?It is thought that Williams undertook well over a three thousand building projects. Hence, the database displayed by the site is by no means complete. PRW Career Mapper is intended to serve as a living document under continuous revision.
How can I learn more about Paul R. Williams?“AIA Gold: Paul Revere Williams” is a reading list hosted by Places Journal online.
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