You may have seen photographs of the Stata Center at MIT. It was designed by Frank Gehry and looks more like a giant art installation than a building at a university. However, having spent quite a bit of time in computer science buildings at various universities myself, I’ve noticed that many of them tend to be pretty interesting looking… perhaps it’s due to a desire to look cutting-edge or high tech. There are certainly many more examples of this (and of course, many facilities that are incredibly boring looking), but here are just a few I think would be cool places to hang out and study CS.
Here’s one close to my heart… the new Klaus Advanced Computing Building at Georgia Tech, including the “binary bridge” that supposedly spells out the name of the building repeatedly in binary on the glass, though I don’t know anyone who has actually translated it – jiuguangw (CC)