William Pereira

Architect

1909 – 1985

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Who was William Pereira?

William Leonard Pereira was an American architect from Chicago, Illinois, of Portuguese ancestry who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. Remarkably prolific, he worked out of Los Angeles, and was known for his love of science fiction and expensive cars, but mostly for his unmistakable style of architecture, which helped define the look of mid-20th century America.

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Born
Apr 25, 1909
Chicago
Also known as
  • W.L. Pereira
  • William Leonard Pereira
  • William L. Pereira
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Portuguese American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Employment
  • University of Southern California
Died
Nov 13, 1985
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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