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Studio One Eleven Organizes AIA Panel on the Legacy of Minority Architects in Southern California

To honor the legacy of minority architects in Los Angeles, Studio One Eleven is organizing this month’s AIA Long Beach| South Bay Panel Presentation: “Roy Sealey and the Legacy of Minority Architects in Southern California”. Our Senior Job Captain, Maria Setaro will be joining the panel to discuss historically significant architecture and the future of minority contributions to the field. Other panelists include architectural historian Alan Hess, former NOMA President Lance Collins, architect Lynelle Bryant, and will be moderated by Dwayne Gathers.

While mostly overshadowed by his acclaimed mentor Paul Revere Williams, Roy Sealey was among several Black architects in the 1950’s and 60’s that overcame racism with talent and determination. Roy Sealey designed several iconic buildings such as the SeaPort Marina Hotel, Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse, and Tuna Club, all located at the time in the new, affluent, and least diverse part of East Long Beach. The group will tour one of Sealey’s recently restored projects, Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse, and view a brief video of project created by Studio One Eleven architects.

This presentation hopes to create a greater understanding of the history of the Long Beach/South Bay community and shed light on the people that helped build and instill it with the value it currently holds.

How we are engaging and fostering the next generation of minority architects in Los Angeles? What top-down and bottom-up strategies are currently underway, and how can we as architects contribute towards the next generation to bring greater diversity to the field?

Event: "Roy Sealey and the Legacy of Minority Architects in Southern California"
Date: Thu, March 24, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Location: Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse 6230 E Marina View Dr. Long Beach, CA 90803

The evening will also include a tour of the Clubhouse led by Michael Bohn and Jan van Dijs.

Read more about the event and register here