NCAR "backyard" -- Back Entrance
NCAR's Mesa Laboratory building (National Center for Atmospheric Research), designed by I.M. Pei, is situated high atop a mesa that looks down on south Boulder. Pei’s inspiration for the Mesa Lab design came from the geometric forms of Anasazi cliff dwellings found in the cliffs of the Mesa Verde area of southwest Colorado.
This group of pictures is from a short hike at NCAR on 6-5-10.