The Information Sciences Institute offers an enviable location: a waterside headquarters overlooking Marina del Rey, a Southern California landmark that is the world’s largest man-made small-craft harbor. Numerous restaurants, hotels and boutiques are an easy walk away.
A bike path runs for more than 10 miles through surrounding beach communities, and eclectic Venice Beach is situated just to the north. Some ISI employees opt to bike to work most days.
USC’s main campus is about 20 miles east, adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. The revitalized downtown includes the huge Staples Center sports arena, L.A. Live entertainment complex and world-class Disney Hall concert venue. USC also operates a substantial medical school campus, the Keck School of Medicine, and smaller locations scattered around Southern California.
A World-Class City — and Region
The Los Angeles area – with the largest footprint of any American metropolis – is one of the nation’s most intensely international, with more than 200 languages and dozens of ethnic neighborhoods. World-class museums include the Getty Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Skirball Center, and the city is dotted with theaters and other performing arts locales.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there is generous open space, from neighborhood parks to large nature preserves. ISI has easy access to surfing at regional beaches, hiking and skiing in the local mountains and Sierra Nevada, and sun appreciation in Palm Springs and other desert locales.
Tourist favorites San Diego and Santa Barbara are within a two-hour drive. San Francisco and Las Vegas are each a half-day drive or 90-minute flight. ISI is just five miles from Los Angeles International Airport, among the nation’s busiest and the literal gateway to the Pacific Rim.