PRW Career Mapper

Explore the Architectural Works of Paul R. Williams


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

Paul R Williams, 1951

Herald-Examiner Collection
Los Angeles Public Library

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 A combination of published and unpublished sources were cross-referenced to create the project list for this site.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.

The following are published sources used to create the project list:
  • Paul Revere Williams Project. (Accessed June 13, 2022)
  • Henderson, Wesley. “Paul Revere Williams (1894-1980).”
    In African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Dreck Spurlock Wilson.
    1865-1945, 447-452. 1st ed. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Hudson, Karen E., and Paul R. Williams. Paul R. Williams, Architect: A Legacy of Style.
    New York: Rizzoli, 1993.
  • US Modernist. (Accessed August 20, 2022)

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.

Suggestions, corrections, and additions are welcome.

How can I learn more about Paul R. Williams?

“AIA Gold: Paul Revere Williams” is a reading list hosted by Places Journal online.
The sources on this list have been selected as foundational information for scholars interested in furthering research on Williams’ work.

Current and Past Contributors

(Project Lead)

Daisy-O’lice I. Williams

Associate Professor
University of Oregon

Kristi Potter, PhD

Data Visualization Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Deborah W. Brackstone

The Paul Revere Williams Project
University of Memphis Art Museum

Wesley H. Henderson, PhD

Historical Consultant
Assistant Professor
Tuskegee University

Alexandra Mickle

Graduate Student Assistant
University of Oregon

Azle Malinao-Alvarez

Interactive Technology Consultant
Digital Scholarship Center
University of Oregon Libraries

Sheila Rabun

Digital Project Manager
Digital Scholarship Center
University of Oregon Libraries