The plan last Friday was to give a tour at the Salk to a group of architects in the morning, work a bit, then attend a talk up the street at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) given by Billie Tsien. who along with her husband Tod Williams, designed a "perfect cloister" for scientific thought.
At the last minute before leaving home for the Salk, I packed the napkin sketch that I bid on at the NewSchool of Architecture fundraiser last year. It was an unusual one as sketches go, more like origami than a pen and ink sketch but it had been created by Billie Tsien. I thought if I had a moment with her at TSRI that we could take a photo together.Read More