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Annual Architecture + Design Tour Takes Flight to Palm Springs, CA

To Benefit Southampton Arts Center

Friday July 17, 2020 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET


Architecture+ Design Tour Goes on the Road to Palm Springs, CA!

Live Virtual Event Featuring an Architectural Talk by modernist architect Lance O’Donnell with private tours of three select Palm Springs properties including Sunnylands.

Please join the Southampton Arts Center for our annual Architecture + Design Tour with a “twist”. Since we cannot host an in-person event, the 2020 tour will feature the city of Palm Springs known for its mid-century architecture and design as well as extraordinary beauty.

We will address many of the same key themes of past events – celebrating what distinguishes a unique area —from its architecture to its landscape, respecting the past while building the new, and highlighting environmentally friendly design.

Palm Springs architect Lance O’Donnell, principal of o2 Architecture, will begin with a live talk and visual presentation sharing the social, design and architectural history of this iconic desert city.

Exclusive tours of three unique properties will follow. First, we will visit Sunnylands, known as the “Camp David of the West” one of the most important mid-century homes in the country. Janice Lyle the Director Sunnylands Center & Grounds, joins Lance for a tour of the new campus on the 200+ acre estate – an excellent example of how the original Annenberg home and grounds have been enhanced with new development. We will then visit two private homes designed by Lance.

The artfilled home Southridge where Lance will be joined by Louis Grachos the Executive Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Finally, we will explore the home and lush gardens of Ridge Vista, joined by the owner of the home. We hope you will join us for this private event to support Southampton Arts Center at this critical time.

Event Chairs
Mark Fichandler
Peter Hallock

Anke Beck-Friedrich
and Juergen Friedrich
Michaela Keszler
Elyn Kronemeyer
Robert M. Lohman
Fairley Pilaro
Mary Slattery
J. Whitney Stevens
Steven Stolman & Rich Wilkie
Linda Stabler Talty
Sandra Walser
Tom Dunn, Executive Director

Please contact Diana Torres at (631) 283 0967 x12 or dtorres@southamptoncenter.org for more information.

$2,500 Event Sponsor: 10 tickets and prominent acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs for you and your guests

$1,000 Event Benefactor: 6 tickets and prominent acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs for you and your guests.

$500 Patron: 4 tickets and acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs

$250 Supporter: 2 tickets

Individual Ticket(s): $75 per person


Not able to join us at the time of the event? No problem! When you register for this online program, you receive a recording of the entire event a few days after the live presentation—which you can watch at a more convenient time.


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