Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-7130 USA
Smith and Williams decisively shaped the modern vocabulary of architecture in post-war Pasadena and Los Angeles County. Working in the wake of the first generation of avant-garde architects in Southern California and riding the postwar building boom, the partners Whitney R. Smith and Wayne R. Williams developed a pragmatic modernism that, through remarkable site planning and design, integrated landscape and building.
Despite the significance of their work, Outside In is the first monographic study of Whitney Smith and the Smith and Williams firm. Co-curators Jocelyn Gibbs and Christina Chiang will draw on the extensive archives within the museum's Architecture and Design Collection. Now to June 31, 2013