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Stewarding the legacy of Palm Springs architectural excellence into the future.


About Us

In 2018, a group of dedicated preservationists and futurists got together and conceived an idea to form a group of organizations that would work together on specific projects that are important to our community. PSAA is the result of that dream.

The Palm Springs School

Our academic architectural book project, The Palm Springs School, Desert Modernism: 1934-1975, is soon off to the presses! In recent years, we have examined the story of Palm Springs' talented architects, but their profound role in the larger story of modern architecture nationally and internationally has yet to be recognized--that’s the aim of this book. Alan Hess, architect and celebrated historian, is the author and Rizzoli is the publisher. PSAA will, again, partner with the museum to produce a symposium based on the book during Modernism Week in February 2025.

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C.O.D. Campus

The PSAA continues to work with the College of the Desert on their 5 year Master of Architecture degree program, partnering with the new central Palm Springs campus. The campus is slated to break ground at the end of 2024.

Frey Symposium

Palm Springs Art Museum in partnership with Palm Springs Architectural Alliance, presented a symposium February 24 during Modernism Week in celebration of Albert Frey’s work and legacy.

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