Ojai City Hall Zelma Wilson was born in New York City in 1918. Her mother and father were Jewish emigrants from Lithuania and Belarus. She moved to California in 1924 and grew up in Santa Paula, CA. She attended UCLA, UC Berkeley and USC, graduating with a Bachelor in Architecture in 1947 from USC. … Read more Wilson, Zelma Gussin
Beverly Willis, FAIA–architect, artist, author, activist/ philanthropist–retired from architectural practice in 1988. Willis began her prolific career in 1954 in Hawaii as a painter and multi-media artist. By 1958, when she moved to San Francisco, she expanded her repertoire to include industrial and architectural design. Architecture increasingly took over her work, and by 1966 Willis … Read more Willis, Beverly A.