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William Daryl Williams is an architect and former Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to his appointment at UC, Professor Williams was an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, and has previously taught at Rice University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. In the mid nineties, Professor Williams formed WPa with Archie Pizzini. WPa’s projects include the renovation of the historic El Dorado Ballroom in Houston, the Flip Flop House, an affordable house design, and the Oakland Community United Church of Christ, which involved coordinating over 500 volunteers, and all donated materials to convert a butler building into a church and school. Professor Williams also work for the City of Houston establishing the cities first civic arts program.


William Williams has received two NEA grants. The first as co- editor of the book ROW: Trajectories through the shotgun House, and the second, as curator of a traveling exhibit called the “Dresser Trunk

Project”. William Daryl Williams received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Houston, and his Masters from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

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