Architecture

Preserving La Jolla’s Historic Architecture while Moving into the Future

Preserving La Jolla’s Historic Architecture while Moving into the Future

While San Diego isn’t particularly well known for its distinctive architecture, La Jolla is home to some incredible examples of both classic and modernist buildings. In addition, the Village of La Jolla contains pockets of historic homes that have survived the overall expansion and subdivision of the neighborhood and region.

Notable structures here include the La Jolla Women’s Club, designed by one of the preeminent Modernist architects, Irving Gill, and the historic Spanish-School style La Valencia hotel, long an icon on La Jolla’s oceanfront. Up on the hill, La Jolla Mesa houses the iconic Salk Institute and the Geisel Library at UCSD, two incredible buildings with...

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