The new home of the American Institute of Mathematics in Morgan Hill (pop. 33,556) will be a castle-like building of more than 165,000 square feet modeled after the Alhambra Palace in Spain. Featuring Moorish architecture, including arches and a fountain that will indicate the hour of the day using water that flows from the mouths of 12 stone lions, the institute’s headquarters is expected to open in 2009. The reported $50 million cost of the project will be funded largely by John Fry, co-founder of Fry’s Electronics, based in San Jose.
Triviaby American ProfileDecember 17, 2006