The William Kenneth Frizzell papers span 9 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to circa 2000. The collection contains slides,
black-and-white photographs, correspondence and notes regarding Frizzell’s work organized by project. The collection also
contains architectural drawings, reprographic copies, presentation boards, art and architecture books.
William Kenneth Frizzell was born in Texas on December 10, 1928. He received his education at Princeton University where he
studied architecture and graduated in June of 1950. After school, Frizzell worked for a short period for Los Angeles architect
Aaron Green and for John Lautner, before enlisting in the Navy. Upon discharge from the service, Frizzell went back to school
to receive his Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Graduating in 1955, William Frizzell became a professor at the
University of Arkansas, but after 18 months of teaching he left to join the architectural firm of Edward Dunnell Stone of
California and New York where he designed and supervised the construction of the US Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair.
Frizzell spent the latter part of his career with the firm of Frizzell, Hill, Moorhouse, Beaubois in California. He also opened
his own independent practice William Kenneth Frizzell Architects. His independent and corporate works include many hotel and
resort projects around the world. William Kenneth Frizzell died at the age of 72 on March 20, 2000.