Structure Type: built works - public buildings - health and welfare buildings

Designers: Anshen and Allen, Architects (firm); Barragan, Luis, Architect (firm); Kahn, Louis I., Architect (firm); Larson, Kent, Architect (firm); Nichols, Debra, Design (firm); William Stephen Allen Jr. (architect); Samuel Robert Anshen (architect); Luis Barragan (architect); Louis Isadore Kahn (architect); Kent Larson (architect); Debra Nichols (graphic designer)

Dates: constructed 1962-1965

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037-1002

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Much of the funding for the Salk Center came from the March of Dimes. Construction occurred between 06/1962-1965; due to cost over-runs, construction stopped for a time in 1963; the center opened in 1966.

Considered one of the great monuments of 1960s architecture in the USA; approximately one-third of the Salk Center was located underground.

The East Building addition, a laboratory, was designed by the San Francisco-based architects, Anshen and Allen, 1995; this addition cost $22 million. Architect, Kent Larson, produced a digital model of the Salk Institute Meeting House, c. 1998.

San Diego Historical Landmark: 304

PCAD id: 2873