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Makers Quarter Block D Office Building / BNIM

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BioLegend Campus / Delawie

© Stephen Whalen© Stephen Whalen© Stephen Whalen© Alex Baltov+ 27

San Diego Garage Conversion / Losada Garcia Architects + Prismatica + ModernGrannyFlat

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AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

This article was originally published on August 27, 2017. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

In 1959, Jonas Salk, the man who had discovered the vaccine for polio, approached Louis I. Kahn with a project. The city of San Diego, California had gifted him with a picturesque site in La Jolla along the Pacific coast, where Salk intended to found and build a biological research center. Salk, whose vaccine had already had a profound impact on the prevention of the disease, was adamant that the design for this new facility should explore the implications of the sciences for humanity. He also had a broader, if no less profound, directive for his chosen architect: to “create a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso.” The result was the Salk Institute, a facility lauded for both its functionality and its striking aesthetics – and the manner in which each supports the other.[1,2]

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Small Bridges at Warren College UCSD / Kevin deFreitas Architects

© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley+ 19

Redwood House / Jeff Svitak

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San Diego, United States
  • Architects: Jeff Svitak
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Fleetwood, All else custom

Jacobs Medical Center / CannonDesign

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UC San Diego - Galbraith Hall Interior Renovation / Kevin deFreitas Architects

© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley© Darren Bradley+ 61

Clea House / Soheil Nakhshab

© Paul Body © Paul Body © Paul Body © Paul Body + 73

San Diego, United States
  • Architects: Soheil Nakhshab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3820 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Duravit, Fleetwood, Thermador

The North Parker / Jonathan Segal Architect

© Matthew Segal
© Matthew Segal

© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal+ 21

Sofia Lofts / Nakhshab Development and Design

© Paul Body© Paul Body© Paul Body© Paul Body+ 30

San Diego, United States

AD Classics: Geisel Library / William L. Pereira & Associates

The alien form of the Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego seems befitting of a backdrop from a science fiction movie. The building occupies a fascinating nexus between brutalism and futurism that its architect, William Pereira, intrepidly pursued throughout his career. With its strong concrete piers and hovering glassy enclosures, the library beautifully occupies an ambiguous state between massiveness and levitation, as if the upper stories have only just been set into their base and can be lifted back out at any moment. The tension between these two conditions gives the library an otherworldly appearance and provides a startling statement about the generative and imaginative power of the architect.

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NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center / Gould Evans

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2014 ANFA Conference

The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, California.

Machine in a Box / Luce Et Studio

© Paul Rivera© Paul Rivera© Paul Rivera© Paul Rivera+ 14

San Diego, United States
  • Architects: Luce Et Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5000 ft² Area:  5000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013

North City Campus / JWDA

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The Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA

© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal© Matthew Segal+ 30

San Diego, United States

San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center / Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells

© John Durant© John Durant© John Durant© John Durant+ 9