Architectural Tour of the Salk Institute

  • June 15, 2012 · 12:00 PM
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Join us for a noontime architectural tour of the Salk Institute in La Jolla. We had such a great time last year here! The hourlong tour is limited to 6 attendees from our group. The tour is free; a $2 charge is requested to reserve your spot. All proceeds will be donated to the Salk Institute.

Parking: Free visitor parking is available just west of the Institute on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive.

More about the Salk: The Salk Institute campus represents a unique blend of form and function. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the campus supports 61 faculty members and a scientific staff of more than 850 doing powerful biological research.

Jonas Salk had a distinctive vision for the creation of the Institute. In the early 1960s, he directed the world-renowned architect Louis Kahn to provide spacious, unobstructed laboratory spaces that could be adapted to the ever-changing needs of science. The building materials had to be simple, strong, durable, and as maintenance-free as possible. Salk summarized his aesthetic objectives by telling the architect to "create a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso." Kahn, who was a devoted artist before he became an architect, responded to this challenge.

In 1992, the Salk received a 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is featured in the AIA exhibit  Structures of Our Time: 31 Buildings That Changed Modern Life. The Salk Institute has been described in the  San Diego Union-Tribune as the single most significant architectural site in San Diego.

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  • Bruce

    Great tour! Montastic! :)

    June 15, 2012

  • Wayland

    Rachel. I just missed your group. Couldn't find you so I went on my own. Saw your name on the registry. Thanks for setting up the event. I had nevet been there before.

    June 15, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Although it turned out to be a small group, we got a wonderful extended tour. Check it out July 13 if you can!

    June 15, 2012

  • David

    I really wanted to do this tour but just can't get away in time. Fortunately there have been open spots for people on the waiting list for a few days now so I didn't block anyone from coming : ) I hope you'll do this tour another time soon!

    June 15, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Hi, David. I hope you can make it. If not, please update your RSVP as soon as possible because no-shows aren't allowed for events with a waiting list (Attendance Policy: http://www.meetup.com/SDCreatives/pages/Attendance_Policy/). Thanks!

    June 15, 2012

  • David

    At this point I'm a maybe... I may have too much work tomorrow. Preparing to go out of town on Monday as well.

    June 14, 2012

  • Bruce

    Super Rachel, I'm in.

    June 14, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    I haven't heard from anyone on the waiting list, Bruce. Please feel free to join us if you like.

    June 14, 2012

  • Bruce

    Just saw this posting. If you manage to get through everyone on the waiting list I may be able to make it.

    June 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi this is soudi art how could go to waithing list for my art work .

    June 2, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Hi, Susan and others on the waiting list: Just a clarification that the tour is full and you will receive a notice if a spot opens up. I may schedule another tour for our group because of popular demand; please let me know if you'd like to be an event organizer for a second tour. Thanks!

    May 16, 2012

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  • Rachel M.
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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