Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Slice of Life: Where Dragons Perch
I ran into a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Business in Seattle recently. We got to talking, and he couldn't say enough good things about the UofC's campus architecture. I made the observation that parts of the campus are like going to school at Hogwarts. He looked at me like I had two heads.
Maybe he just takes for granted that there are dragons and griffins and nymphs and architectural gingerbread at the University of Chicago. I went to two colleges, both on the East Coast, and both crappy. The buildings were brick, and constructed like army barracks.
So, here's a picture of one of those University of Chicago dragons. If you go to UofC, take some time to appreciate the effort that went into making your campus both beautiful and interesting. If you don't go to UofC, take a day to walk around and marvel at what can be done when people design and decorate buildings for long-term benefit, and not just with an eye on the next quarter's financial forecast.