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Catherine Cody presents The Work of Architect William F. Cody, Designer of the Library and Many Desert Gems

Catherine Cody, William F. Cody's daughter, will share stories, photos and more about his themes and inspiration.

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Architect William F. Cody made his mark with elegant, timeless buildings that are considered masterpieces of desert modern architecture. Cody left behind an important legacy and his influence continues to serve as inspiration for successive generations of designers, both in the desert and beyond. Hear more about his legacy from his daughter, Catherine Cody, as she shares more about what inspired her father’s work with a special focus on the Library.

William F. Cody (1916–1978) was a legend in his own time. His architectural practice was prolific and ranged from residential homes and condominiums, to commercial centers and industrial complexes, to city and community master planning. He was widely acknowledged as a forward-thinking, urbane architect who merged luxury with technology to achieve a high-style experimental modernism. A master renderer with an eye for art and interior design, Cody also pushed the boundaries of engineering and space planning. His career ended early when he died at the age of 62, at the prime of his practice.

Catherine Cody Nemirovsky is the youngest daughter of architect William F. Cody and the steward of his legacy. She is the co-author with Jo Lauria ( and Don Choi ( of the seminal book about his life and career Master of the Midcentury: the Architecture of William F. Cody. She worked in the field of architecture, residential and interior design for many years in addition to her preservation work. She is also a guest lecturer about her father’s work and influence.

The program will be from 6 PM–7:30 PM in the Learning Center.
Palm Springs Library

Free, Ticket required

Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.

The event is first come, first seated.
Covered drinks only and no food is allowed in the library.
There is ample parking in the adjacent parking lot and on the street.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Public Library.

Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Public Library

300 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – PSPL

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