Universities encompass various styles, functions, and purposes, including academic buildings, libraries, research centers, student housing, recreational facilities, and administrative offices. Universities are often designed to create an inspiring and functional learning environment for students and faculty while reflecting the institution’s values, culture, and history. Many renowned architects have been commissioned to design university buildings, resulting in some of the most iconic and innovative architectural masterpieces worldwide. Examples include the Salk Institute by Louis Kahn, the Leicester University Engineering Building by James Stirling and James Gowan, and the Yale University Art Gallery by Louis I. Kahn.