16. Hampshire College
Location: Amherst, Mass.
Year Built: 1970 (Founded: 1965)
Key Architects: Various, including Norton Juster
Known as one of the "Five Area Colleges" (along with UMass Amherst, which is also on our list), Hampshire is often praised for its landscape, but many students have called this college "gloomy" or "gritty." The campus was designed around the library with initially bland planning. The school's planner Hugh Stubbin is quoted as saying that "structure should be forthright and honest." To achieve this honesty, Stubbin decided to commission poured concrete buildings. Unfortunately, these lackluster buildings leave a lot to be desired and do not add anything to the surrounding space.