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Donald Allen Wexler (1926-2015) was a mid-century modern architect who designed over 2,000 buildings in the Palm Springs, California, area and beyond. Wexler’s work is characterized by its clean lines, use of steel and glass, and integration with the surrounding desert landscape. He is known for pioneering the use of steel in residential design, which he began doing in the early 1960s. (continue reading after the listings 👇🏽)

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Wexler’s most notable works include the Alexander Houses (1962), the Palm Springs International Airport (1965), and the Dinah Shore House (1964). His designs have been featured in numerous magazines and books, and he has received numerous awards for his work, including a fellowship from the American Institute of Architects. Wexler’s architecture is celebrated for its elegance, simplicity, and functionality. His homes are designed to take advantage of the desert climate, with large overhangs to protect from the sun and open floor plans to allow for cross-ventilation. Wexler’s work is also known for its use of natural materials, such as wood and stone, which he often combined with steel and glass to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Wexler’s legacy continues to inspire architects and designers today. His work is a testament to the power of modernism to create beautiful and functional spaces that are also in harmony with nature.

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