Architect Francisco (Frank) J. Urrutia AIA, FARA, was born in 1945 and studied at California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo (1969) and started his career with William Cody FAIA in Palm Springs (1968-1973). Urrutia formed business
partnerships with Donald Wexler FAIA (1978-1982) and David Prest (1992-1996) as well as solo practices (1973-1978, 1982-1992,
and 1996-2016). Urrutia’s career spanned over a 45 year period in the Coachella Valley. He is known for his noteworthy, custom
residential designs at the Vintage Club as well as Bighorn, Ironwood, and Eldorado Country Clubs. He also designed several
medical, civic, and commercial properties around the Coachella Valley. His work represents the influence and development of
down valley resort cities, golf clubhouses, and country club living. He has received numerous professional design awards
and served on many civic commissions and boards.
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