In addition, it has for a long time remained the choice destination for national and international conferences. The Palm Springs Convention Center hosts the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, the Desert AIDS Project’s signature Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards, parties and events for the Dinah Shore/Club Skirts and White Party weekends.
The Palm Springs Convention Center undertook and completed its expansion in 2005. This has created an addition of over 100,000 square feet including a breathtaking new design with natural colors and landscape shapes and contours from the surrounding desert. The design is attributed to Fentress Architects.
Every year lovers of architecture all around the world visit the Coachella Valley to catch a glimpse of the matchless wealth of mid-century architecture at Palm Springs. Such visits are usually more during the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week.
Works of notable designers and architects are visible throughout the Palm Springs area. Some of such works include the works of William Cody, Edward H. Fickett, Albert Frey, A. Quincy Jones, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams, Paul Williams, etc.
These astounding structures remain a centre of attraction for visitors throughout the year as tours are given by the Palm Springs Historical Society. The superb qualities of Palm Springs such as its matchless natural beauty, sunshine all through the year and its ever-expanding wealth of cultural diversity, history, and resources contribute in making it the ideal destination for vacation and a home beyond a home.