Founded in the 1920s, Scripps College, which remains a women's college, is a testament to architect Gordon Kauffman whose Mediterranean Revival style did more than design a campus. He created a world. Stucco walls, wrought-iron gates, archways, fountains, cloister garden and Mexican mural transport students to another place and time. And these buildings have only grown more enticing as the almond, orange, sycamore and liquidambar trees have matured there, a nod the choices of the great landscape architect, Edward Huntsman-Trout.
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