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Students take architectural bus tour as part of Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Published On: Feb 20 2013 08:16:54 AM CST

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Palm Springs Modernism Week is organizing the first Joan Hayward Double-Decker Architectural Bus Tour for local students Wednesday.

      Students from local high schools and colleges who are interested in  architecture and design will leave at 10 a.m. Wednesday on a two-hour tour of mid-century architecture and landmarks in Palm Springs.

      Hayward, the tour's namesake, worked on bus tours for Modernism Week and  supported creating a scholarship program for the students. She worked with architects who designed several buildings at Cascade Campus of Portland  Community College in Oregon, where she was an administrator, and has a second home in Palm Springs.

      Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of the popular design aesthetic  from the 1950s and 1960s and continues through Feb. 24. For information, go to