Zubair Ahmed’11 M.A.’13 began working on his book of poetry during his sophomore year at Stanford. He found that writing allowed him to escape the rigors of his mechanical engineering work.
There are other efforts to not only save the study but also to halt the house’s demolition entirely. The National Trust for Historic Preservation wrote to Debbie Pedro, planning director for Los Altos Hills, arguing the study should be designated a historic site and to request a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review of the site. This review examines both the environmental implications of a demolition and the site’s historical significance.