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Lake Arrowhead Modern

AIA architect Diane Wilk, who spent her childhood summers on Lake Arrowhead, was inspired as a youngster by meeting architect Paul Williams, one of many famed architects who built on the lake.

$12 (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Presentation, Talk, *Newly Added

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Lifelong part-time resident and American Institute of Architecture (AIA) architect Diane Wilk, who spent her childhood summers on Lake Arrowhead, came to love architecture as a youngster, inspired by her meeting with architect Paul Williams while in Lake Arrowhead. Her deep love of the area is influenced by her multi-generational experience as a Lake Arrowhead property owner.Using videos and historic photos to illustrate the engaging story, Wilk explores the fascinating variety of architectural styling that has been used over the decades to beautify the Lake Arrowhead community, making it a very desirable area in which to live. 

She brings to focus the link between Arrowhead and Palm Springs architects and modernist examples, including the world’s first A-frame by Rudolf Schindler and several projects by famous Black architect Paul Revere Williams.Also, a cabin designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, and a look at the getaway retreats owned by many of the famed aviators and Hollywood celebrities that called Lake Arrowhead home, including Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Liberace.Wilk will explain how the stars and their architects worked together, and how contemporary architects are designing in ways that complement the built environment, yet differentiate from the past, all of which creates the current day, desirable community of Lake Arrowhead.

Diane Wilk, AIA, (BSArch, USC and MAarch, Yale) has been in practice as an architect with her husband, Michael Burch, FAIA, for the past 24 years. Wilk previously was the director of graduate programs in architecture and urban design at the University of Colorado, where, as a tenured faculty member, she taught design, drawing, and architectural history. In addition to writing about architecture, her built work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in several books and articles.    l

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (LU).


Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
Ample free public parking is available. Enter at Hyatt on Palm Canyon Drive or in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 
CAMP Theater, Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Photographer Del Dickson © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Davy Edward Ogosta Architecture

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