CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1985
William L. Pereira's buildings and master plans are tribute enough for any architect. There is another phase of his professional life, however, that is less tangible but perhaps even more enduring. That is his role in shaping the careers of hundreds of future architects and planners. He was a fifth-year design critic at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture for many years, and his office served as a virtual postgraduate school for countless architectural school graduates, from USC and other schools, who served their apprenticeships under his tutelage on their way to acquiring their licenses and going on to other jobs, or starting their own practices.