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Grace Farms - Reimagining Architecture for Change

New Canaan, world renowned for modernist architecture, is home to Grace Farms. Realized by Sharon Prince as a new kind of public space, it’s emblematic of how architecture can be a catalyst for good.

$12 (1 hr)

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

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New Canaan, Connecticut, world renowned for its modernist architecture, is the home of Grace Farms.  Realized by Sharon Prince as a new kind of publicly available space, it is emblematic of how architecture can be a catalyst for good.  She will talk about her journey creating Grace Farms Foundation, visualizing Grace Farms as a place to reflect their forward thinking, mission-driven values, and how architecture can inspire change. 

Comprised of 80 acres of natural landscape, the centerpiece of Grace Farms is the internationally acclaimed River building, designed by the Pritzker-prize winning firm SANAA, and ever since completed in 2015, has become a transcendent pilgrimage site for architects.  The curvilinear building seamlessly rests in the landscape and was designed with the idea that space communicates and can inspire people to collaborate for good.  Its five multi-purpose, enclosed glass volumes create stunning 360-degree views, providing diverse opportunities for visitors to experience the spaces, as well as being the venues all year long for public programs supporting the mission of Grace Farms.

Sharon Prince is the CEO and Founder of Grace Farms Foundation.  Its interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through nature, arts, justice, faith and community. She commissioned SANAA to design the River building as the center for her foundation, garnering awards for architecture, sustainability, and social good. 

In 2020, Prince launched Design for Freedom, with more than 60 leaders to create a radical paradigm shift to remove slavery from the built environment, and Grace Farms Food, a public benefit llc, with a mission to demonstrate and educate about ethical and sustainable supply chains.

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

$12

Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
Ample free public parking is available 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, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: © Photo by Iwan Baan, Dean Kaufman, Lance Coder, Christopher Capozziello for the New York Times, Mark Davis

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