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      HSPB 2016: Symposium - The Many Faces of Palm Springs Architecture and Design in Palm Springs

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      April 10, 2016

      Sunday   2:15 PM

      332 West Alejo Road
      Palm Springs, California 92262

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      HSPB 2016: Symposium - The Many Faces of Palm Springs Architecture and Design

      Event Check-in:  1:15 p.m., Symposium starts promptly at 2:15p.m. The symposium and related events are free, but a 3-step reservation is required. STEP 1:  MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE SYMPOSIUM (here). (Symposium reservation is pre-requisite to attend a tour or the after-event) STEP 2:  MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR A TOUR.     (there are eight different tours to choose from; each with their own Eventbrite reservation page, tours are optional.  All tours are at the same time, so participants may only reserve for one tour. If the first tour of your choosing is full, please select from any of the other seven tours that have space available.) STEP 3:  MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE AFTER-EVENT.   (see separate Eventbrite page, after-event is optional).   Symposium Introduction:  by host Gary Johns, Chair of the City's Historic Site Preservation Board.   Since arriving in Palm Springs in 2005, Gary has served as Vice President of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, chair of the City's Historic Site Preservation Board and secretary for the Board of Directors of Modernism Week, all while continuing a bustling real estate practice. He’s guided several tours for Modernism Week and, in many different venues, has successfully presented his one-man slide show/lecture, “Lost, Saved and Endangered: Modernist Architecture in PS”. 2:25 - 2 :45 Presentation  “How Does Interior Design Complement Preservation?”, by Katherine Hough & Marybeth Waterman; moderated by Nelda Linsk. Presenters: Katherine Plake Hough Upon earning her degree in Architectural Interiors, Hough worked as an assistant designer for Arthur Elrod & Associates (1972-75).  She then joined the Palm Springs Art Museum, where she became the Chief Curator.  During her 40  years at the Art Museum, Hough worked to expand the art collections and exhibition programs. She has authored over thirty catalogs, numerous essays and organized over forty-five special exhibitions, fourteen of which were exhibited throughout the US. Marybeth Norton Waterman Marybeth began her professional career as an assistant at Arthur Elrod & Associates in 1973 where she entered into a long association with Steve Chase. In 1980 she joined Steve Chase Associates, and in 1993 she became a partner. Since 1994, she has independently designed interior projects throughout the country -- inspired by her experiences while working directly with Elrod and Chase. Moderator: Nelda Linsk Nelda arrived in the desert in 1965, having purchased the famed Kaufmann House (deisgned by Architect Richard Neutra) the year before. A recipient of the prestigious Athena Award (1997), she was also named one of the Top Ten Desert Realtors by Palm Springs Life Magazine. A noted philanthropist, she has played a major role in the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center since its inception, including the luncheon-fashion show for the Sinatra Tournament. 2:45 - 3:20 A comparative study of  seven different Palm Springs architectural & preservation organizations Participants: City of Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board Palm Springs Historical Society Palm Springs Modern Committee Palm Springs Preservation Foundation Palm Springs Public Library Palm Springs Art Museum, the Architecture & Design Council California Preservation Foundation 3:20 - 3:30:  Break 3:30 - 4:45 Panel Discussion - 20th Century Architectural Eclecticism in Palm Springs - Moderated by Trina Turk Panelists: Paul Ortega While administrator of the adult ed program at Living Desert University (LDU), Paul developed his own landscape design business.  In 2005, he went on to co- found the Desert Horticultural Society serving as its president for eight years.   A six-year member of the Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee, he still teaches at LDU and is a member of its board of trustees. A member of the Events Committee for Modernism Week, he co-created the annual Modern Garden Susan Secoy-Jensen, AIA After graduating from Kent State University, Ms. Secoy Jensen received her Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design from UCLA.  Susan continued her studies in historic preservation in and around Mexico City.   A licensed architect, she specializes in preservation and adaptive re-use.   She is well-versed in the procedures and standards used in the identification, evaluation, registration and treatment of historic properties. May Sung, AIA Ms. Sung completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley and then went on to Harvard University.  As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied housing typology in Hong Kong.  A founding partner of the award-winning firm SUBU Design Architecture, May has developed a diverse body of design work in residential, commercial and hospitality.  Her work includes restoration projects as varied as:  a working ranch, a multi-unit luxury residential complex and most recently, a Spanish-style boutique hotel (on one of the tours today). Steven Vaught               Author/historian of local California architecture and social history, Steven has been published in Architectural Digest and Los Angeles Magazine.  He also serves as a consultant on books and television shows related to California architeture and history.  Adding to his long list of books on local landmarks (the newest: Einstein Dreamt Here: The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, with owner Tracy Conrad), Vaught is currently working on the first in a series dedicated to “starchitects” of Southern California’s Golden Age. Moderator:  Trina Turk A true Renaissance woman, Trina Turk is a world-renowned designer of iconic lines of women’s & men’s clothing. Her brand is infused with bold colors celebrating the California life-style. She owns nine stores in America's smartest markets (with two more on the way) and shows eleven collections a year!  A philanthropist noted for her devotion to architectural restoration, Ms. Turk and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, are the proud owners of a unique Streamline Moderne residence built in 1936 called  "The Ship of the Desert". Questions? Call the Palm Springs Planning Department at 760 323 8245 or e mail: HSPB member Roxann Ploss at   Be sure to also make your reservation for a tour and a reservation for the after-event.   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No  

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