Luvs da Wave wrote:
First, the library addition is horrid. It doesn't look like it belongs. Like a bad hat.
Now, the addition to the business school. The original building, though new, was updated traditional, with a wonderful classic entry and staircase leading up to the front door. But the skeleton on the addition looks like it will be ultra modern--again, nothing like the original building.
Who is making these godawful decisions about campus architecture?
I agree about the addition to Howard-Tilton. I haven't been inside. It might be nice, but this architect thinks that the exterior is awful. The colors of the existing and the addition aren't even complimentary. The only thing that the two have in common is the location of the columns, and that was obviously by necessity.
I disagree about the business school. I think the new construction is going to be very nice, and anything that hides the original building is an improvement. My understanding is that the new construction will be correcting some code issues in the original building. The same architect for the new addition did the conceptual design for the new terminal at the airport, by the way.