Top 10 University Buildings That Actually Make You Want To Go To Class

It’s midterm season at American universities, which means looming deadlines, epic cramming sessions, and lots of time cooped up in the library for college students hoping to ace their classes. But you know what would help these poor souls with their academic angst? Floor-to-ceiling windows, green plazas, and some cool design (duh!). So, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite university buildings, places where we wouldn’t mind holing up for several hours as we scramble to finish that impossible project or memorize arcane facts.


Centro Tecnologico San Joaquin (Siamese Towers)
Santiago, Chile
Designed by Alejandro Aravena


Library Technical University
Delft, Netherlands
Designed by Mecanoo Architecten


University of California, San Diego Price Center East
San Diego, California
Designed by Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design


Moscow School of Management
Moscow, Russia
Designed by Adjaye Associates


Deichmann Center for Social interaction & Spitzer-Salant School of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva, Israel
Designed by Vert Architects


The Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
Designed by Ennead Architects


Milstein Hall, College of Art & Architecture, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Designed by  OMA


41 Cooper Square, Cooper Union
New York, New York
Designed by Morphosis Architects


Universita Luigi Bocconi
Milan, Italy
Designed by Grafton Architects


Kahn Building, Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut
Designed by Louis Kahn


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