Desert Modernism Style

"Notable for its use of glass, clean lines, natural and manufactured resources and connection of indoor and outdoor spaces, Desert Modernism evokes a lifestyle of simple elegance and informality."

Architecture Tours and Events

Discover Palm Springs through local tours, highlighting the town's history and style.

Modernism Week

"The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.

Mid-century Modern Self-Guided Tour

"Many of the architects of these buildings were not well-known. They were young architects, often in the beginning of their careers, who were exposed to many prolific and noteworthy modernist architects. They found eager clients in Palm Springs ready to throw off the tired revivalist and traditional styles and embrace fresh new ideas of the Modern Movement."

Mod Squad

"You'll see residential and commercial architecture by William Cody, Albert Frey, Hugh Kaptur, Wiliam Krisel, Donald Wexler and E. Stewart Williams. Along the way, you'll see how the light and landscape helped guide these architects to create a version of modernism specifically suited to the California desert. "