Architect: Alsop Architects
Year completed: 2004
William Allen Alsop founded London-based architecture firm Alsop Architects in 2000 after 19 years working alongside other partners. Alsop's work has been compared to that of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. While Alsop is an extremely talented architect, his work almost always causes a stir. One such building is his Sharp Center for Design, an extension to the Ontario College of Art and Design. The building has been praised for its provocative and unconventional style, but the structure's scale feels out of place in relation to surrounding city. The Sharp Center has even made it onto Reuters' list of the "Top 10 Ugly Buildings to Visit."