During the 1950s and 60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, the Alexander Construction Company and Walt Disney World Resort. Wexler’s designs for public buildings in the Coachella Valley of California, including the dramatic Palm Springs Airport, served as both soaring and practical models for other municipalities to emulate. Today Donald Wexler’s work is garnering new appreciation worldwide and providing inspiration for a new generation of architects.
“This is the first feature length film celebrating Don’s amazing career,”says director Jake Gorst.
Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler is the third documentary produced by Design Onscreen, a Denver-based foundation dedicated to the production and preservation of high quality films on architecture and design.
Director: Jake Gorst
Executive Producers: Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III
Producers: Heather Purcell and David Shearer
Color 66 min.