Location: Stony Brook, N.Y.
Year Built: 1957
Key Architects: Various including Bertrand Goldberg
SUNY Stony Brook has been criticized for years, even being named "neo-penal" for its "prison" aesthetic. The campus attempted to shed its bad rap by erecting new buildings like the space age campus recreation center and the Charles P. Wang Center. With these changes, the campus today has an oddly futuristic look, which stands in strange juxtaposition with the rest of the old 1960s buildings, especially the University Hospital.