Wednesday, September 12, 2007

CSUCI

CSUCI stands for California State University Channel Islands, which is where The Professor is teaching computer science classes. The CSUCI campus used to be the grounds of a state mental hospital many years ago. According to the official website, some of the buildings were built seventy years ago.
The original buildings on the campus are California Mission style. The university is refurbishing as many of the old buildings as possible. The Professor's office and classroom are in one of them. As the new buildings are constructed, every effort is being made to build them to complement the Mission architecture.
Original Bell Tower
This is the old library building. A new one is being built. You can see the beautiful details on this building-- colorful tiles, wrought iron lights, stucco walls, red tile roof.

The Professor thinks the campus, nestled back against the Santa Monica Mountains, is a pleasant place to work.

8 comments:

Roxie said...

Lucky man! So, is the campus really on an island? Does he take a boat to work?

Willow said...

The name can be misleading. No, the campus is on the mainland. It's named after the group of islands off the coast of Southern California of which Santa Catalina is a part, as well as Anacapa, San Nicholas, Santa Cruz, and San Miguel. The island are in a chain up the coast and form a 'channel' between them and the mainland; hence the name. On a clear day you can see the islands from the beach

nikkipolani said...

Will the style of the new buildings fit in with the charming old buildings?

Willow said...

They are trying to match as much as possible. The dorms blend well; the new library looks a little more modern.

Beatriz said...

Good pictures of the campus...I haven't taken too many pics on campus and I should. Very good photo ops. Sorry I won't see you at knit night.

Monica said...

What a great place to work! I love old buildings. :)

Barbara said...

such a darling library. Will look forward to the rest of the photos.

Poshyarns said...

Oh it looks beautiful, a lovely place to work indeed.