Featured Architects: Prest + Vuksic, Palm Desert

Prest + Vuksic Architects, of Palm Desert, have created some of the most striking and iconic structures in the Desert Cities - not only contemporary, and southwest contemporary, but also of traditional Mediterranean and Spanish Revival design.

Their work ranges from large-scale commercial projects, such as El Paseo Square, The Colannade on El Paseo, and The Shops at University Park, all in Palm Desert . . .

. . . to incredible custom private homes at The Reserve, The Tradition, Bighorn, Ironwood, and Mirada, in Indian Wells, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage, to name only a few . . .

. . . to elegant planned multi-unit developments, such as the townhomes of Sol, in Palm Springs, or the estate homes of Point Happy Ranch, in La Quinta.

Prest + Vuksic have also designed facilities for The Betty Ford Center, in Rancho Mirage; Desert Arc, in Palm Desert. as well as the Katherine Finchy Elementary and Cahuilla Elementary Schools, both in Palm Springs.

David Prest has lived and practiced Architecture in the greater Palm Springs area for more than 30 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, where he was a 3 time All-Conference Baseball player. John Vuksic received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California in 1985. He received his Architect’s license in 1988 and has been practicing architecture in the Coachella Valley since 1989.

Since that time, John has been involved in many organizations including AIA Desert Chapter (Past President), Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce (Past Board Member), Palm Desert Rotary Club, Desert United Soccer Club (Vice President), Palm Desert General Plan Committee, Palm Desert Art in Public Places Commission (ARC Liaison) and the Palm Desert Architectural Review Commission.


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