Why You Should Avoid Slavish Devotion to a Single Style

Guest Blogger: Why You Should Avoid Slavish Devotion to a Single Style Chronicle of Higher Education Lawrence Biemiller | Tuesday May 6, 2008

“…I am dismayed by what seems like a current trend among many universities to establish a style for buildings on their campuses and to slavishly replicate buildings in that style. This, I presume, is seen as a means to gain the order, cohesiveness, and harmony that is so desirable. But, in fact, it often produces campuses that are like army camps—lifeless, repetitive, and banal.

“Many of the great old American campuses—like those at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton Universities—have revered cores that are wonderfully coherent, but also rich and diverse architecturally….”

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