J.R. Roberts is a respected authority on architecture and a long-time resident of Palm Springs who was elected to and served a four-year term on the Palm Springs City Council
Prior to serving as Councilman and Vice Mayor for the City of Palm Springs, Roberts served on the Palm Springs Planning Commission and was the former Managing Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s internationally renowned Architecture and Design Center. He also served as the Chairman of the museum’s Architecture and Design Council and served as Vice President of the Palm Springs Modern Committee. Roberts is well known in the world of architecture and design for preserving and restoring mid-century modern homes and commercial buildings, including the City’s famed Edris House and the former Lawrence Welk residence, which Roberts extensively renovated and both are now designated as Class One Historic Sites.
Roberts attended UCLA and worked for individual clients before spending 12 years as a partner with Boccardo Roberts Architecture Design. Prior to moving to Palm Springs, Roberts served as Mayor and a member of the Sausalito City Council.