The University House at UC San Diego, which is being renovated, will be named for benefactor Audrey Geisel, the widow of Ted “Dr.
Seuss” Geisel, the school announced Friday.
The University House, which sits on seven acres on La Jolla Farms Road, was declared uninhabitable in 2004 because of electrical, plumbing and seismic problems.
The University of California Board of Regents this week approved the second phase of the renovation.
The $10.5 million cost is being privately funded.
The school announced the building will formally be called the Audrey Geisel University House, or Geisel House for short.
“Preserving the architectural treasure that is Geisel House is so important and we are most grateful for her generosity and her friendship,”
UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said.
A public meeting room in the house will be named the “Rik and Flo Henrikson Commons” to honor their financial support.