Salk Institute

Spent a day with Sarah’s students on a tour of the Salk Institute. Designed by Louis Kahn, the institute is a photographer’s dream to explore. Hard to get a bad shot. The concrete made of volcanic ash gives off a pinkish glow taming the sometimes harsh Southern California sun.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in the La Jolla community in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine. The labs and research facilities aren’t opened to the public but its welcoming open space architecture and central plaza make it feel more like a monastery than a modern research center.