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Architect , City planner

William L. Pereira, American architect, city planner. Registered architect thirty-four states. Decorated Commander Order of Ivory Coast; recipient Scarab medal, 1940, Humanitarian medal, 1942, citaion Museum Modern Art, 1944, Philadelphia Art Alliance award, 1949, Man of Year award Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1967.


Pereira, William L. was born on April 25, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1930. Bachelor of Science, Otis Art Institute, 1964. Bachelor of Science, Art Center College Design, 1971.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Pepperdine University, 1974.


Began as architect, 1930. Associate Holabird & Root, Chicago, 1930-1932. Then private practice, Chicago, also, Los Angeles.

Professor architecture University Southern California, 1949-1957. Partnership Pereira Associate, from 1958. Architect in residence American Academy in Rome, 1971.

Member advisory committee to board directors Crocker-Citizens National. Member President's National Council on Arts, 1965-1968. Adviser Aeronautics an Space Engineering Board, 1969.

Chairman California Governor's Transportation Task Force Committee, 1967-1968. Board directors Urban American, Inc.


  • Registered architect thirty-four states.


  • Other Work

    • Designed or planned: African Riviera, Ivory Coast, Cape Canaveral, Columbia Broadcasting System Television City, Union Oil Center, Los Angeles Museum Art, Houston Center, New England Center for Continuing Education, Center Library, University California, San Diego, Occidental Center, Crocker-Citizens Building, Los Angeles, Transamerica Headquarters, San Francisco, Marineland of the Pacific, Palos Verdes, Doha Hotel and Conference Center, Qatar. Master planner: Irvine Ranch, Mountain Park, Los Angeles International Airport, University California at Irvine, University Southern California

    • others.


Fellow American Institute of Architects (honor and merit awards, 1951-1969). Member Gargoyle Society, Society of America Military Engineers, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar 1942), Alpha Sigma Mu (honorary).


Married Margaret McConnell, June 24, 1934. Children: William L., Monica I. Married Bronya Kester, 1976.

Margaret McConnell

Bronya Kester

William L. Pereira

Monica I. Pereira