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post #1 of 19
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I had to go to the college I graduated from to pick up a gift card for my niece. I brought my camera along to take pictures of the architecture. The buildings may not look that modern now, but they broke ground in the 60's, and the architecture made quite a stir back then in brick and ivy New England.












and a few of the inside




post #2 of 19
THat looks soo cool Karen!

Havent seen a building like that before.
post #3 of 19
Wow, Karen, thats a very beautiful campus!
post #4 of 19
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I forgot to add that we used it "The concrete bunker"
post #5 of 19
That is a very neat looking school. Was it strange for you to return to campus? Was the bookstore in the same place it was when you left?

You know me, always full of questions
post #6 of 19
oooohhhhh its very "frank lloyd wright"
post #7 of 19
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It was a bit strange. There are more buildings now, and many more dorms. Yes, the bookstore was still in the same place. College students look the same as they did back then, just a few more piercings and tattoos now.
post #8 of 19
What a neat building Karen
post #9 of 19
These are great, Karen! The building really is unique in its architecture, even in comparison to many of our buildings today. I can imagine this really did shake things up a bit when it was first built. This was a beautiful place to go to school! Even the inside is wonderful! Bet it felt sort of strange being back on campus! Thank you for showing us these
post #10 of 19
That looks a lot like the library at my alma mater. I actually did a project on this library for my class. It was built in the early 70's by some a semi famous architect..I guess my uncle did a paper or some research on the guy some years ago. In the winter it was a wind tunnell underneath to get in, and you actually have to climb about 2 flights of stairs/ramps under the building to get in. Here is a link. Bluffton is not the school, it's actually at Clark U Worcester Ma.

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/j.../johansen.html
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
I really enjoy the angles in this interior shot.
Really creative architecture for it's time.

I love great buildings.
post #12 of 19
Oh wow, what fascinating buildings! They may not be "new" anymore, but they're still wonderful to look at. Thanks for sharing!
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
That looks a lot like the library at my alma mater. I actually did a project on this library for my class. It was built in the early 70's by some a semi famous architect..I guess my uncle did a paper or some research on the guy some years ago. In the winter it was a wind tunnell underneath to get in, and you actually have to climb about 2 flights of stairs/ramps under the building to get in. Here is a link. Bluffton is not the school, it's actually at Clark U Worcester Ma.

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/j.../johansen.html
Wow, they really do look similar!!!! Different architect, but I wonder if he checked this place out because they would have just been finishing one of the first buildings around the time he designed your school?

http://www.umassd.edu/about/rudolph/architect.cfm
post #14 of 19
Maybe my uncle would know- he actually went to Umass amherst. My project was actually about the energy efficiency of the library.
post #15 of 19
My alma mater's campus has changed soooooo much since 1980. More and bigger buildings and they are now moving into the new library (the construction company mom worked for built the previous one). The school started in 1967 so all the construction at the time was glass and steel.

Enrollment has also tripled from when I attended. (Maybe even quadrupled or quintupled... )

BTW - I attended the University of Southern Indiana (when it was Indiana State University - Evansville).
post #16 of 19
Reminds me a lot of the lecture theatre building at my school (we used to call it the concrete bunker as well) out in the middle of green Essex and there is this big concrete monster

post #17 of 19
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Wow, that place looks huge!!!
post #18 of 19
Its actually (very) small, you can walk from the Houses to the South Courts in 10-15 mins. Including part time and graduate students, there is about 8500-9000 students.
It does own over 200 acres of parkland and countryside though which is beautiful to study in and is just a short train ride back home to London
post #19 of 19
There are several beautiful buildings in Texas A&M that were built in the 1900s. However, they are not maintained properly. I wish we would maintain buildings better instead of constantly building new buildings.

Here is a view of Texas A&M

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