Scientists get new digs in the desert

U-T San Diego --Borrego Springs’ Desert Club, a site of swank parties in the 1950s, found itself again the center of celebration, marking its debut as the Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center this month.

The research center, managed by UC Irvine, is based in the former country club, which features the angular mid-century modern architecture of William Kesling, who also built homes in Los Angeles and La Jolla.

Marie Simovich, a biology professor with the University of San Diego, said she brings students to the park during spring break, and said the new center will allow them to explore the area more easily.(Full Story)