San Francisco Ballet Facade at Night
Photo courtesy of Peter Aaron, Esto Photography
Beverly Willis Photo by Holly Hinman
courtesy of Higher Pictures
About This Project
The Beverly Willis Oral History Project documents the life and work of
Beverly Willis, FAIA, an American architect known for her work as a
designer and an urban planner, a real estate developer, and a
philanthropist. An in-depth interview with Willis and supplemental
interviews with key professional associates document the career of this
architectural pathbreaker and innovative thinker. Interviews focus on specific projects such as the Ballet Building in San Francisco and the
Aliamanu housing development in Hawaii, as well as complex problems Willis
solved through her innovative use of technology, materials, and strategic
Oral History Transcripts
Beverly Willis: A Life in Architecture. 2008, 125 pp.
Bruce L. Brown. 2008, 33 pp.
John Casey. 2009, 22 pp.
David Coldoff. 2008, 57 pp.
Wilbur Hamilton. 2009, 42 pp.
Gary Johnson. 2009, 60 pp.
Lorraine Legg. 2008, 37 pp.
Wesley Peel. 2008, 35 pp.
Donald Pollard. 2008, 40 pp.
Stanley Saitowitz. 2008, 26 pp.
Michael Smuin. 2008, 23 pp.
Sid Wallace. 2008, 31 pp.
Architecture and Landscape Architects ROHO Oral Histories
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Beverly Willis Archive
Beverly Willis Wikipedia Page