In-depth guided architecture tours provide insights into significant midcentury modern buildings and rich architectural history of the area through the end of spring
Palm Springs, CA
Modernism Week recently completed its 18th annual festival, but it will continue to offer in-depth guided architecture tours until the end of spring. Modernism Week has partnered with PS Architecture Tours to provide a series of guided tours in the Palm Springs area. Called Architecture Tours by Modernism Week, the carefully curated tours enable participants to learn about the exciting architectural history of the Palm Springs area and experience midcentury modern culture and lifestyle. Modernism Week is known for producing popular double-decker bus tours during its fall and winter festivals. PS Architecture Tours is known to savvy cultural travelers for its intimate, in-depth tours exploring history, modern architecture and design conducted by Trevor O’Donnell. Together, this partnership offers an affordable series of engaging mini-motor coach tours aimed at a growing audience of Palm Springs visitors and modernism fans. The 2.5-hour tours cost $120 per person and are available through May 30.
“There is on-going demand for guided architectural tours beyond Modernism Week’s annual festival programming,” said Lisa Vossler Smith, Modernism Week CEO. “Our events take place in February and October, but architectural tourism in the area occurs all year. These personalized tours now extend Modernism Week’s respected reputation of offering informative and insightful tours throughout the season and eventually year-round.”
The primary offering is a season-long series of in-depth survey tours for up to 22 guests that focus on the city’s history and its rare collection of midcentury modern homes and buildings. Other tours include a range of custom private tours, educational tours, and tour services for corporate conferences and meetings. All tours are led by a small team of passionate, knowledgeable, professional guides.
“The demand was just overwhelming. People were pouring in from all over the world to see our famous collection of modern architecture,” said Trevor O’Donnell, owner and operator of PS Architecture Tours. “I’m delighted to have found a partner in Modernism Week that enables us to expand our capacity and offer such high-quality tours throughout the season.”
PS Architecture Tours was formed in 2014 by Trevor O’Donnell in conjunction with legendary tour guide Robert Imber. Since then, O’Donnell has cultivated a loyal following among cultural travelers from around the world and a collection of stellar reviews from enthusiastic tour guests on Tripadvisor.com and other popular social media platforms.
To book these tours, go to modernismweek.com.