La Concha Motel in Las Vegas, now lobby of the Neon Museum. A Mid-Century Atomic style beauty designed by Paul Revere Williams.
Constructed in 1961 by acclaimed architect Paul Revere Williams, the curvilinear La Concha Motel lobby is a striking example of Mid-Century Modern design with Atomic and Space-Age motifs 🐚: @nat.kasper
Vintage Las Vegas, baby!...La Concha Motel mid-century beauty by Paul Revere Williams, waiting for Cinderella’s shoe 👠to drop...
Best of 2016:
In our attempt to cherry pick some good out of the trash year that was 2016. Here’s someone you probably never heard of but you’ve seen and passed through his iconic works, meet Paul Revere Williams.
From the @AIANational Press Release:
“The American Institute of Architects (@AIANational) has announced Paul Revere Williams, FAIA as the posthumous winner of the 2017 AIA Gold Medal. With a portfolio of nearly 3,000 buildings over five decades, Williams’ career was notable for breaking boundaries within the profession as the first black member of the AIA."
What did Paul Revere Williams design? Most noteably Williams’ work came to define Los Angeles, from his futuristic, spaceship-like Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport. @FlyLaxAirport was designed by a team of architects and engineers headed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman, that also included Paul Revere Williams and Welton Becket. Williams also renovated and designed additional wings at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the 1940’s which many of its design aesthetics remain today. Additionally, he’s responsible for the iconic script Beverly Hills Hotel signature, the sign became universally associated with the hotel; as well as the historic La Concha Motel in Las Vegas.
Other notable African Americans who dreamed of becoming architects, President @BarackObama and @IceCube.
Read the full @AIANational press release, the link is in the bio. - @Tabitha_OXO founder of @KithandKinMag