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Exploring Palm Springs - The Architecture and Design Center

Paul Kaplan

I'm Paul Kaplan and I formed the Paul Kaplan Group to offer specialized services to those clients that are interested in buying or selling an architec...

I'm Paul Kaplan and I formed the Paul Kaplan Group to offer specialized services to those clients that are interested in buying or selling an architec...

Jun 14 2 minutes read

Exploring Palm Springs - The Architecture and Design Center

Posted by Paul Kaplan on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 7:10am


The Story Behind The Architecture

At the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, we not only have a passion for real estate, but also the history of architecture and design in Palm Springs and beyond. 

One of our favorite spots in Palm Springs is the Palm Springs Art Museum's Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion. The Architecture and Design Center, or “A+D Center,” is located in downtown Palm Springs in the historic 1961 Santa Fe Savings & Loan Building, which was purchased by the Palm Springs Art Museum from a real estate developer about five years ago. The building, originally designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams, underwent renovations led by the firm of Marmol Radziner to transform the former bank into the museum. The international style building retains much of its original midcentury character and architectural details, with floor-to-ceiling windows, movable aluminum shade screens, and the original terrazzo floor. The bank’s original vault now houses the A+D Center’s Design Store. 

Museum admission is free daily thanks to a generous donation, and the museum recently extended their hours on Thursday evenings until 9pm thanks to support from the City of Palm Springs.

(Note, the museum may currently be closed due to COVID-  call first).

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion

300 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs  //  760.322.4897

www.psmuseum.org/architecture-design-center/

For more information and to view mid-century architectural properties in Palm Springs, contact The Paul Kaplan Group at 760-459-1396.

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