ALLISON G. WILLIAMS
African American AIA Fellow
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor
California Based Designer
Williams partners with them to imagine impactful concepts and synergistic design solutions as their narrative toward shaping a positive future.
ALLISON G. WILLIAMS
Architect Allison G. Williams FAIA has amassed an international portfolio of large scale civic, cultural and research facilities. Her most successful projects and the work of the organizations and institutions with whom she collaborates are in huge part, a commentary on the order of priority they place on the relevant issues of our time. They are reflective of their sponsor's concern for sustainable environments and for inclusive, equitable and socially just outcomes. They also demonstrate a level of tolerance for innovation, risk-taking and doing good, in the hierarchy of other competing business factors.Williams established AGWms_studio in 2017. It is built on her history as a respected team leader who enlists the power of ideas and design thinking as creative tools in mission-strategic problem solving. Her clients have included corporations, institutions and other design professionals at critical moments in their creative process, defining issues, articulating and prioritizing choices, filtering and consolidating ideas. Williams partners with them to imagine impactful concepts and synergistic design solutions as their narrative toward shaping a positive future. In addition to design consulting and pro bono efforts, Williams is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, a frequent keynote speaker, and academic lecturer, in a tapestry of continued design practice.
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The August Wilson Center for African American Culture
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This energetic, urban infill building is a transformative first-voice cultural Center that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to American culture, art, music, and theatre. The facility includes a proscenium theatre, exhibit galleries, a flexible studio, a music café and an education center. Named in honor of a native son world renown playwright, this forward looking one-of-a-kind hybrid institution, engages the broad and complex diversity of this culture in Pittsburgh and beyond.