Donald McLean Williamson, an architect whose works included Tivoli Terrace and the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts grounds, died July 23 in his home after a long illness. He was 96.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Forum Theater, followed by a reception at Tivoli Terrace.
He came to Laguna Beach in 1949 with his wife and their two children. There were two other architects in Laguna when the Williamsons arrived with daughter Jennie and son Doug in a Ford station wagon.
"It was a young man's dream, with everything before him," said daughter Jennie Riker of Laguna Beach. "A landscape to frame beautiful homes, a town to be loved and well-tended."
Donald Williamson's first architectural project was the Security Pacific Bank on Forest Avenue. He also designed El Morro Elementary School, buildings still standing on the Festival of Arts grounds and many private homes, including the family's first home on Park Avenue.