Modernism Palm Springs

 

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Donald Wexler died June 26, 2015 at the age of 89.Just as famous as his colleagues : Albert Frey, Francis Cody, E. Steward Williams, John Porter Clark just to name a few, all talented architects committed to modern architecture and in Palm Springs they just had the terrain to perform their art.
Wexler moved to Palm Springs in 1951 from Minnesota after a trip to Los Angeles where he met with his modern architecture mentor Richard Neutra who offered him a job at first in L.A. Palm Springs was the right place to built as a growing newer city . This also included civil buildings, gas stations, hotels and more
Wexler was focused on what he admired in Neutra : the materials and the design complementing the indoor-outdoor living
The big break thru was when Wexler and Alexander met and started building pre-fabricated , all steel mass produced homes on concrete pads . Wexler won the commission for the Palm Springs International  Airport building and this over more established  firms from L.A.
Wexler work was primarily in Palm Springs until he retired in 2004.

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