Beverly Willis Archive

The Beverly Willis Archive is an archive of a lifetime of work by pioneering American architect Beverly Willis. The website was rebuilt in 2016 on the WordPress platform, as an upgrade from the previous version built on Lasso. The website contains an archive of all of Willis’s architecture and art projects and integrates images and videos where applicable. Also included are Willis’s written works, works by other authors about Willis, links to external resources, and biographical information. The website contains a customized search of Willis’s architecture projects filterable by attributes such as location, client, and type of work.

Documentation of CARLA project Sample building detail page Photo gallery
A selection of screenshots from the Beverly Willis Archive

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Technologies used

  • Self-hosted WordPress instance on virtual private server (VPS).
  • PHP for custom template development, on top of the GeneratePress theme framework.
  • Development and extensive use of custom fields, custom post types, and custom taxonomies to store and filter architecture and art projects.

Deployment method

  • Content creation via WordPress CMS interface.
  • Local theme development using XAMPP, for both integrated GeneratePress customizations and more advanced work in JavaScript and PHP. File upload via SFTP where applicable.