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The Architecture of John Lautner and Helena Arahuete

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Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

$15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Helena’s professional journey of arriving to the U.S., 23 years working with Lautner, her work continuing his legacy, and building her own international reputation as an architect, will be the focus of her presentation.

Born in Belgium and brought up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Helena graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. Helena started working with world-renowned architect John Lautner in 1971 on the Arango Residence in Acapulco. She served as Project Architect on numerous Lautner projects, and rose to become the Chief Architect in John Lautner’s office until his passing in 1994. The projects she did in association with Mr. Lautner were extensively published in architectural books and magazines. 

She continues John Lautner’s firm as principal of Lautner Associates Helena Arahuete Architect, and has just completed a full renovation of Lautner’s Bob Hope House, a project she originally worked on 41 years ago.

Her past and current projects are located in California, Idaho, Michigan, Arizona, Hawaii, Alaska, North Carolina and Australia. Helena Arahuete is dedicated to the creation of real architecture as unique, one-of-a-kind, timeless, flowing spaces that draw inspiration from the best aspects of the site, the owner’s sensibility and way of living.


This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).

Things to Know

This event is for ages 12 and older.
The stairs to the entrance of the Annenberg Theater are located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum’s North Parking Lot.
There is ample free public parking in the city-owned garage directly across from the museum’s north parking lot.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week

Event Check-in Location

Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Helena Arahuete at Bob Hope Residence, Arango Residence, Acapulco (1971), Roscoe Residence, Napa Valley, CA (2003) Helena Arahuete, Domanskis Residence , Laguna Beach CA (2009) Helena Arahuete, Hope Residence, Myung J Chun LATimes Photographer, Anchorage, Alaska, Helena Arahuete


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