Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The hermitage of the village Assisi, Italy. Jonas Salk spent time here as a retreat and developed the Polio Vaccine during his time here. He attributed the natural environment to his discovery of the cure. After being inspired by how a natural landscape and architecture could affect his ability to think and develop the vaccine he decided to work with Louis Kahn to build the Salk Institute, a scientific research institute in San Diego, California.