“To be able to work on a museum intended to showcase architecture and design was an exciting prospect. To be able to work on a building by one of our heroes was a dream come true,” architect Leo Marmol, co-founder and principal of Marmol Radziner, says of his firm’s work on the Palm Springs Art Museum's new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, in downtown Palm Springs.
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Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:46PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:00PM
To hear Leo Marmol, FAIA, speak on the restoration of Modern architecture is to hear one of the most accomplished, thoughtful practitioners of the craft. With the award-winning restoration of Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, he and Ron Radziner, his partner in the firm Marmol Radziner, established themselves as key players in the then-nascent realm of Modernist preservation. Where before little attention had been paid to the significant structures (resulting in countless sad losses), the work they undertook was part of a groundswell of appreciation and awareness. On Thursday, March 14, Marmol will speak on Modern preservation in Los Altos, California, as part of the Los Altos Neutra House Architecture Speaker Series. We had the chance to talk with him recently about his firm’s restoration work, his philosophy on restoration, and why living in an historic building doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice modern conveniences for authenticity.