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Francisco J. Urrutia Collection
S2022.1  
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Description
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.
Extent
37 Linear Feet plus 3 Flat Files
Restrictions
No interpretive restriction is placed on material. Separate permissions to be obtained for publishing material. Property rights to the physical object belong to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where Palm Springs Art Museum does not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by appointment only.