ucsd student center
UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
The physical setting factored heavily in making the Original Student Center a unique and personal space for its users. Towering groves of Eucalyptus trees run throughout the campus, and the student center is located midpoint in one of the larger offshoots of the grove. This park became a joiner of two worlds. It cuts a swath between the Original Student Center and the new center, acting as a neutral and soothing balm between two extremes of student life. The Womens Center and LGBTRC share a historic relationship born of preservation. They had to group together for safety in the past. In this incarnation they have more autonomy but the design linkage is unmistakable.