Geisel Library, UCSD turns 50

UCSD’s Geisel Library turn 50 on September 29.

Named after Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel, better known as children’s book author Dr. Seuss, architect William Pereira designed the futuristic library on the University of California San Diego campus in the brutalist aesthetic. The library opened to students in September 1970.

Other examples of Pereira’s work that evokes the style of the library might include the Transamerica tower in San Francisco and the Pacific Life building in Newport Beach.

Today, the Geisel Library is considered among the top public research libraries in the nation.