Pacifica's Two Santa Barbara Area Campuses
Pacifica's Two Campuses are located in the coastal California foothills approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles, and eight miles south of Santa Barbara. The Ladera Lane and Lambert Road Campuses are both beautifully landscaped, offering ideal settings for contemplation and study.
The Ladera Lane Campus is a 35-acre educational and retreat center nestled in the coastal foothills. Click to Take Virtual Tour.
It forms a perfect complement to Pacifica's Lambert RoadCampus, which is located a few miles away.
Structures on the campus include an administration center, a 2,500-square-foot conference facility, classrooms, a computer resource center, and branches of the Graduate Research Library and Pacifica Bookstore. A separate residential building offers retreat- style lodgings for students. Pacifica's caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our students and include organic ingredients wherever possible. Meals are served to students, faculty, and staff in a large communal dining hall.
Spacious lawns at the front of the property have sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara Channel Islands, while beautiful gardens afford spots for quiet contemplation with views of mountains rising in the background. Recreational opportunities are offered by hiking trails that lead off into the wilderness. At night, deer and coyotes can often be seen wandering through the grounds. Map to Ladera Lane Campus
The Lambert Road Campus was originally the private estate of the legendary Max Fleischmann. Click to Take Virtual Tour.
The campus developed over the years with new buildings and facilities being added, special efforts have been made to enhance and maintain the property in a manner that is appropriate to its history and geographic location.
The 13-acre campus is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Blessed with great natural beauty, the property affords magnificent views of the nearby Santa Ynez Mountains.
In addition to classrooms and lecture halls, Pacifica's Lambert Road Campus houses
faculty and administrative offices, as well as the main branches of Pacifica's Graduate Research Library and the Pacifica Bookstore. Extensive organic gardens are also located on the Lambert Road Campus grounds Map to Lambert Road Campus
In forming its campuses, Pacifica has taken special care of the land. Plantings and structures blend in with and give back to the environment. Gardens and pathways have been designed to invite birds, insects, and other animals to make their homes in these places. Existing orchards have been converted to organic production. Growing fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables on campus allows Pacifica to move towards environmental sustainability.
"Modern culture often prioritizes efficiency over aesthetics. Federal and State policies actually dissuade graduate schools from investing in campus grounds and landscapes. Pacifica must continue to offer and value a 'green' campus environment, with the beauty of its gardens, the sustainability of its organic orchards, and animal-friendly plantings. The soul of place feeds the soul of being…and learning." - Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute