Allison G. Williams
Design Principal
Perkins & Will
San Francisco

African American architect Allison G. Williams, of the San Francisco-based firm Perkins+Will, designed the August Wilson Center for African American Culture's new building, currently under construction Downtown Pittsburgh. In her role as Design Principal for Perkins+Will, Ms. Williams sets the design strategy for the San Francisco office's major projects, including corporate headquarters facilities, cultural institutions and urban high-rise and civic mixed-use developments.

In addition to the August Wilson Center, Ms. Williams has led the design of such nationally significant projects as the San Francisco Civic Center Complex, the San Francisco International Airport Terminal and currently the International Museum of Women in San Francisco.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in the Practice of Art and a Master's of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Recently appointed to the Harvard Design Magazine advisory board, Ms. Williams is a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and also serves on the University of California, Berkeley's Capital Planning Design Review Committee and on the boards of directors for the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Exploratorium.