Website: Copyright © 2013, Palm Springs Modern Tours
Palm Springs Modern Tours grew out of Robert Imber's love of architecture and his desire to share that love with others. The passion grew into a business, and for nearly 20 years Robert has been doing what he loves most - showing Palm Springs incredible architecture to visitors and locals.
Today Palm Springs Modern Tours is the source for the most knowledgeable, in-depth architecture tours in the area. The company has welcomed thousands of tour goers including accomplished architects and architectural historians, working design professionals, artists and art enthusiasts, amateur architecture fans and curious visitors looking for an entertaining, informative introduction to mid-century modern design.
Owner/Operator - Robert Imber
Robert Imber is a lifelong visitor and twenty-year resident of Palm Springs who's been a vocal and active advocate for architectural preservation for more than twenty-five years. He is a former Trustee of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) and founding member of the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PSMODCOM), where he serves as Chairman of the Education Committee. Robert was founder and director of MUSARCH, a museum of architecture in John Lautner’s "Alto Capistrano" in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and is executive producer of the documentary, Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs. Author, preservationist, historian, Robert was recipient of Palm Springs Life Magazine’s “101 Most Influential”; the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism Partner of the Year; the 2009 PSMODCOM Preservationist of the Year award and recipient of a TRIPADVISOR "Certificate of Excellence". Originally from St. Louis, MO, Robert has served on various boards including the NEWSCHOOL Arts Foundation at the NEWSCHOOL of Architecture and Design, San Diego, CA, and the San Clemente Historical Society, San Clemente, CA.
Palm Springs Modern Tours are in a comfortable, climate-controlled Toyota mini-van that seats a maximum of seven passengers.
Palm Springs Modern Tours is licensed by the State of California Public Utilities Commission, License Number: PSG0028675