The Price Center is the "mall" of UCSD.
There is an enclosed food court at the Price Center, making this important among the Places To Eat. They have several fast-food options:
- Panda Express
- Star Wraps
- Rubio's Baja Grill
- Cafe Roma
- Round Table Pizza
- Jamba Juice
- Sunshine Store
- Food Co-Op Satellite
The Price Center also contains:
- The official UCSD Bookstore
- The Price Center Theater
- An information desk
- A Game Room
- A post office
- A travel agency
- A place to buy flowers
- A small general store (The Sunshine Store)
- A small computer lab (Sun God Lounge)
- ATM's (just east of the Price Center, see Banks)
- Several ballrooms and meeting rooms
There are often concerts in the price center plaza.
Back to the architecture: rumor has it the architecture is specifically designed to facilitate crowd control in order to suppress protest activity (a la UC Berkeley, for example). It's a little conspiracy-theoretic, but next time you're there check out the long narrow entrances to the circular plaza surrounded by elevated walkways and raised ground. Hmm…
There are plans for a large expansion to the price center, more than doubling the space. If this interests you, check out price center expansion to learn more.
The official web site for this area is here.