Year Built: 1851
Key Architects: Various, including: Steven Holl and Frank Gehry
Originally designed as a commuter school, the University of Minnesota leaves a lot to be desired. The Brutalist architecture is heavy and impersonal, making the campus feel uninviting. On a positive note, the school is actively making strides to improve itself, although this is not readily apparent from the outside, by constructing new Green buildings and more dorms.