Take a Look at the Best Collegiate Architecture

Take a Look at the Best Collegiate Architecture

To celebrate the start of another school year, this week we will take a look at some of the best collegiate architecture around the country. Most colleges and universities that made the list are known for their storied buildings; others are gaining ground by capitalizing on contemporary design and architecture; and some have a mixture of both.

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA is the only campus to be named a World Heritage site, and rightfully so. The university was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the early 1800s, and he also served as the chief architect for the campus buildings. UVA even reversed changes made to its trademark rotunda in 1976 in order to preserve Jefferson’s original Neoclassical design.

Harvard University

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts is well-known for its buildings that date back to the early 1700s, but they are also embracing modern design and architecture. Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert was the architect for the Holyoke Center and the Harvard Science Center, which are still controversial for their cutting edge designs.

Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology is the closest campus to Steamboat Springs that made the list. Located in Chicago, IL, the school’s site design and Crown Hall can be attributed to Mies van der Rohe, who capitalized on steel- and glass-looking buildings.

For the rest of the top ten college campuses for the best architecture, visit Architectural Digest.

Are you inspired by the traditional and modern designs of these collegiate campus buildings? Give us a call at 970.871.0056 to discuss your current project and how Vertical Arts can provide you with the best and most original design for it.

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