Richard Neutra gets the star treatment in Palm Springs

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Richard Neutra is now a "Star"-chitect. (William Menking / AN)

Richard Neutra is now a “Star”-chitect. (William Menking / AN)

Architects may not get much respect in most American cities, but in Palm Spring, California they’re stars!

Today Richard Neutra who designed the city’s famous Miller House in 1937 and, ten years later, the Kaufmann House will have a star dedicated in his honor on the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive just in front of the Palm Springs Architecture Museum.


The Austrian emigre will join other architects on the sidewalk including: Albert Frey, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams (who designed the city’s architecture museum), William Krisel, and just next to the star of his friend the photographer Julius Shulman.

All of these figures were important contributors to the significant architecture culture of this desert city and here they are not only honored but revered.

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