Back in 1987 or 1988, the local Gris Gris magazine asked me to identify 10 of my favorite buildings and 1 of the worst.
For the worst building, I nominated LSU Middleton’s Library. In the article, I detailed my reasons for not loving the library. As someone trained in urban design, building placement is always on my radar, and the building and its placement caused me physical pain. You can view a scan of the original Gris Gris article GrisGrisMagazine – Kevin Harris Favorite Buildings.
Flash forward 30 ish years, and LSU’s Master Plan is calling for the removal of Middleton Library. Bravo LSU! Bravo! For a full text of the Baton Rouge Business Report article by JR Ball click here.
Kevin Harris Architect named LSU Middleton Library his selection for “worst” building and gave it the “Wish it wasn’t here” Award.