Geisel Library is an amazing, yet surprisingly little known work of modern architecture, located in the center of campus at the University of California, San Diego. It was designed in the late 1960s by the prolific architect William Pereira, who designed many major landmarks on the West Coast including the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco and the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport.
Pereira was interested in pyramids and science fiction and this is reflected in the design of many of his buildings, including Geisel Library. The building rises eight stories in height and consists of a two-story concrete base with a stepped pyramid resting within that and rising to the full-height. The library was named for Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, in the 1990s.