The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in the La Jolla community in San Diego, California founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, MD, developer of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. Salk selected world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn to design the research facility he envisioned would contribute to the betterment of humankind.
Salk directed Kahn to create spacious, unobstructed laboratory spaces that could be adapted to the ever-changing needs of science. The building materials had to be simple, strong, and durable.
Kahn's distinctive concrete structure situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is recognized throughout the world as a seminal work of modernist architecture. Natural light, views, and sea air enter the cast-in-place concrete structures of the laboratories and study towers through teak wood window walls.
After fifty years in an exposed marine environment, the teak window assemblies had weathered and deteriorated significantly. Rather than continue to implement ongoing minor repairs, the Salk Institute decided to embark upon a conservation-based approach that would address the window issues on a long-term basis. WJE was retained to develop a window inventory, repairs, and construction documents for the long-term care of the teak wood windows.
The event includes a tour of the Salk Institute followed by a presentation and discussion in the courtyard. The afternoon presentations and annual meeting on Saturday, April 13th, are also included in this registration fee as outlined below. Schedule for Friday, April 12:
12:30 - 1:00pm Tour Registration
1:00 - 4:00pm Salk Institute Tour & Presentation
Schedule for Saturday, April 13:
09:30am - 12:00pm Separate Registration Required for AM Session: https://wcapt.org/event-3339551
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch provided at the Marina Village Conference Center
1:00 - 2:00pm “Georgia Street Bridge Rehabilitation: A Case Study of Concrete and Antigraffiti Coatings.” Heather Crane and Rebecca McManus of IS Architecture
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15pm "Salk Institute – Teak Window and Concrete Conservation." Michelle Sandoval and Ann Harrer of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
3:15 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 4:00pm Annual Meeting
4:00 - 5:00pm Annual Meeting Reception