William Littmann

William Littmann is a Senior Adjunct Professor, teaching architectural history in the Architecture and Visual Studies departments. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in print journalism from Columbia University. His current research examines the buildings used to register Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens before they were sent to internment camps. An article on the history and landscape of Parlier, a transnational farm worker community in the Central Valley of California, appears in the Fall 2010 issue of journal Buildings and Landscapes. In the same year he published an article titled, “The Final Days of the Beaux-Arts: Warren Perry and the Student Campaigns for Modernism at Berkeley,” in the 2010 book, Design on the Edge: A Century of Teaching Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, 1903-2003. A recent interview with William Littmann about San Francisco's hidden landmarks was aired late last year on the KALW radio program, “99% Invisible" and is available as a podcast through the “99% Invisible" website.

Senior Adjunct Professor, Architecture
Senior Adjunct Professor, Interior Design


BA, California State University, Long Beach; MA, Columbia University, PhD, University of California, Berkeley