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The institute’s grey offices behind the green field were visible from the parking lot once i drove in. The architectural features and details of the grey hard concrete pads stacked vertically on top of each other were hard to miss and they immediately grabbed my attention.

Most of the labs and offices had glass walls and i could see hardworking individuals behind their desks and equipment . The institute for some strange reason made me realize that there are still people in the medical field whom we can depend on to research and find cures for diseases.

Precision and purpose in design for the offices and hallways showed that everything about this institute was carefully calculated and built. Behind the first building was a stripe on the ground that connected a small pond at the other side of the courtyard to an infinity pool.  The main open courtyard was a great open space to relax and stare at the ocean and enjoy the cool breeze.

The first day of my field trip to San Diego’s Salk Institute was like no other experience for me. I truly appreciated Louis Kahn’s design concept and idea to construct a solid and robust structure. I will definitely visit the institute in the near future to re-study the institute’s design.

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Jan 28, 2013,  The institute’s grey offices behind the green field are visible from the parking lot once i drive in. The architectural features and details of the grey hard concrete pads stacked vertically on top of each other are hard to miss and they immediately grabbed my attention. Precision and purpose in design for the offices and hallways show that everything about this institute was carefully calculated and built. Behind the first building lies a stripe on the ground that connects a pond to an infinity pool.

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