Category Archives: Architecture

Architecture Building, ground floor

Directions: Walk in the main door of the Architecture Building, the one across the street from Art-Soc with the bridge leading up to it. Once inside, you’ll see a set of steps to your left. Take them down to the ground floor — you’ll be in the student pseudo-lounge, and you’ll see a glass wall with doors in front of you. Walk through those doors and it will be on your left. If you get to the entrance of the Kibel Gallery, you’ve gone too far.

REPORT CARD

Cleanliness: C-

It’s old and painted the color of orange sherbet. There are cracked tiles everywhere and a chunk of wall is gone from underneath one of the sinks.

Odor: C-

Generally unpleasant scent. I can’t tell if it’s actually that bad though, because it was horrible when I walked in and then I couldn’t smell it anymore, but I left and came back 10 minutes later and it stank again. The nose is a curious organ.

Solitude: A-

I’m guessing traffic heats up when big architecture projects are due for the upperclassmen, whose studios are right down the hall, but other than that this is a well-hidden little place. Also, there are several cool galleries around that nobody seems to care about people wandering around in.

Lighting: A-

When you walk in you’d think it was terrible. But there is really a perfectly fine level of light in the stalls.

Facilities

Stalls: 2, motion flush

Urinals: 2, motion flush

Sinks: 2, manual faucets

Notes: Architecture majors are a weird lot, and their building is this really strange balance between cool and decrepit. Despite the slightly above-average grades, this bathroom probably isn’t one to seek out unless you’re actually already in the building. It’s grody and old — if you’re looking for quiet, there are better places to go.

—Rich