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Flight to Phoenix.  Arid climate allows for plants such as Acacia an dPaloverde to thrive, as well as citrus and bouganvilla.   Site visits with alumni include a corporate retreat villa in Scottsdale.  THE BOULDERS residential community.  Golf Course developmants.    Hop the bus to Riverside, California overnight.  . 

Mission Inn.  Pomona College in Clairmont.  Six Universities in one area.  Cal Poly Pomona.  John Lyle's Center for Regenerative Studies.   Plaza alicante by the SWA Group.  Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathederal in Anaheim.  Morningside on the Lake residential community.  Orange County Civic Center.   California Scenario Sculpture Garden.  Village of Woodbridge residential community by the SWA Group.  Fashion Island.  Promontory Point.  Pacific Ocean overlook at Ocean Blvd. & Poppy Street.  Third Street Promenade Santa Monica.  Overnight at the Hotel Darmel on Broadway & 2nd.  All this and its oly the second day of the trip? 

UCLA Sculpture Garden.  Sunset Boulevard.  Universal City Walk... HOLLYWOOD.  Downtown Los Angeles.  The Bunker Hill Steps by Lawrence Halprin.  Los Angeles Public Library.  Pershing Square by Hanna-Olin Limited.  The Citadel by Martha Shwartz.  The Gamble House at the University of Southern California.  Drive through the California country side on the way to Yosemite National Park.  Descend into the valley  in the snow after midnight. 

Yosemite.    Is there anything else to say?  Its all you've heard and more. Awaken to the sound of crashing waterfalls off the side of the valley walls and a cool, crisp, white morning.   Group tours and afternoon hiking on your own.  Early evening bus ride to Monterey.  Late night Chinese food, of course. 

Point Lobos State Reserve.  Seal Lions.  Big Sur.  City of Carmel by the Sea (Clint Eastwood).  The University of California Santa Cruz.  within an actual redwood forest.  canyons and bridges throught he residential areas of campus.  Part of the college designed by Charles Moore.  Get your Bannana Slug paraphenalia here.  Downtown Santa Cruz.  Bus into San Francisco - the Renoir Hotel. 

Golden Gate Bridge South.  Golden Gate Bridge North to Sausalito.  Office Visit: the SWA Group.  Marin County Civic Center by Frank Lloyd Wright.    Dewey donnell Residence by Tommy Church.  The famous pool.  Visit  Lawrence Halprin's office.  Free evening exploring China Town. 

Office visits to Hargreaves Associates and Peter Walker/William Johnson.  The University of California Berkley.  Kaiser Center Roof Garden- Oakland.  Office visits to the ROMA Group and EDAW.  Golden Gateway Center... Embarcadero Plaza & Pountain.   Night Cable Car ride to fisherman's wharf. 

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