Whitney R. Smith

Whitney R. Smith

October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A case study house architect Whitney R. Smith contributed consistently to the development of post-World War II modernist design and architecture.

Smith, who went into private practice in the early 1940s, was joined by architect Wayne R. Williams in 1946. Williams became a partner in 1949 and during the next 24 years the firm of Smith and Williams produced numerous national and Southern California award-winning architectural projects, including private residences, schools, community buildings and recreational facilities.

Smith was among a group of Los Angeles architects and designers who participated in the “Case Study Houses” program of experimental modern houses designed and built primarily in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1966.