Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego


Related people
Robert Wandel (was created by)
Louis Isidore Kahn (architect)
Date
1959-1966
Description
"The Salk Institute was established in the 1960s by Jonas Salk, M.D., the developer of the polio vaccine. Salk selected the world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn as the person who could design the facility that he envisioned. Kahn's creation consists of two mirror-image structures that flank a grand courtyard. Each building is six stories tall. Three floors contain laboratories and the three levels above the laboratory floors provide access to utilities. Protruding into the courtyard are separate towers that provide space for individual professorial studies. The towers at the east end of the buildings contain heating, ventilating, and other support systems. At the west end are six floors of offices overlooking the ocean. Together, there are 29 separate structures joined together to form the Institute." -- http://www.salk.edu/about/campus/architecture.php Keywords: United States, California, San Diego County, La Jolla, American, International Style, Modern, research structures, drawings.
Style/Period
1960s (1960 - 1969)
International Style
Modern
Source
Weston, R. (2004). Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton. p 139.