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Project Team

Project Lead or Principal
Victoria Senna – Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Client or Owner Firm/Organization Name
Sarah Letts – Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Lead Architect, Engineer, or Designer Address
Thomas Michali – Milofsky and Michali Architects (M2A)

Historic Preservation Consultant
Historic Resources Group

Landscape Architect
Evan Mather – ABHE Landscape Architects

Jim Dreyfuss – Dreyfuss Construction

Construction Manager
Jack Wickersham – AMJ Construction Management

Consulting Engineer
Jim VanCampen – KPFF Consulting Structural Engineers

Consulting Engineer
Paul Breen – Breen Engineering Inc.

Consulting Engineer
Christophe Bonnard – KPFF Consulting Structural Engineers

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Anthony K. Hoover – McKay Conant Hoover Inc.

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Istvan Derzsi – Selective Lighting

Specialty / Sub-Contractor
Andy Mannle – Promise Energy

Angelus Funeral Home/Paul R. Williams Family Apartments

Angelus Funeral Home/Paul R. Williams Family Apartments is a winner for the 2021 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About Angelus Funeral Home/Paul R. Williams Family Apartments

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Angelus Funeral Home is a creative solution for a challenging building type. This project provides much-needed affordable housing in Los Angeles while preserving an important work by Paul R. Williams as an integral part of the city’s African American community. The Paul R. Williams Apartments is a 41-unit development consisting of the rehabilitation of the historic Angelus Funeral Home into management offices, seven living units and community spaces, along with construction of an additional 34 large family units in two adjacent buildings, both designed to be compatible with the historic Paul Williams-designed funeral home. The project made use of the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit, requiring all work to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Featured Image Courtesy M2A Milofsky & Michali Architects