I have chosen to focus on brutalist aesthetic for my project. Through my years here at CU I have always wondered why the engineering center was built the way it is. The rest of campus uses vibrant red bricks and ceilings while the engineering center looks like an old, concrete, decaying building. Recently I have learned a little more about CUs architecture and the decisions made when designing the building. Through doing my own research I found out about brutalist architecture. I found a large history behind the aesthetic that starts in the early 1950s. I started to gain a liking for the aesthetic and learned that many other campuses incorporate a brutalist styled building or two into their own universities. Below is my personal favorite piece of brutalist architecture, the Geisel Library in the University of California, San Diego.