Educational Institutions

Oberlin, Ohio, United States

Oberlin College Bibbins Hall

There once was a time when musical instruments were an unwelcome sound in this conservatory of music.

Poznań, Poland

Collegium Maius

Now a school of medicine, this university can trace its roots back to a king.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Geographic Society

This exploration society emerged as a great connector of Portugues citizens and students living across the globe.

San Diego, California, United States

Salk Institute

This scientific research institute is considered the defining work of architect Louis Kahn.

Admont, Austria

Admont Abbey Library

This design of this monastery library - the largest in the world - was inspired by the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment.

Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, United States

Phipps Conservatory

The Conservatory is considered one of the greenest facilities in the world.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge University Boat Club

It started as a rivalry without a venue amongst two undergraduate friends. Now the Cambridge vs. Oxford University Boat Race is nearly a 200-year tradition.

Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma

George McLaurin, OU's first African American student, studied in the mezzanine of the Bizzell Memorial Library while earning his doctorate, because he was not allowed in the Great Reading Room due to his race.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Ralph Bunche Elementary School

This elementary school is named for Ralph Bunche, the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corpus Christi College

During the 14th century, the Bubonic Plague led to the founding of Corpus Christi College.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States

Portsmouth Abbey School

Comprising of 27 buildings on a 500-acre campus, the Abbey’s grounds are renowned for its architecture.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

National Library of Cambodia

Only 20% of its original collection remains, but this National Library's aesthetic harkens back to a bygone era where freedom of information was not so free.

Washington DC, Washington DC, United States

Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall

This campus building at Howard University was built in honor of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and designed by prominent African American architect Albert Cassell.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Aviation Academy

Ethiopian Aviation Academy is the largest aviation academy in Africa and the training grounds for Ethiopian Airlines.

Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

Domestic Arts Building

Now a part of the Grounds for Sculpture park, the Domestic Arts Building was one of the first exhibit halls at the New Jersey State Fair.

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Mevagissey Aquarium

Nestled in 1 of 3 Charity Trust Ports in the U.K., this petit aquarium that once harbored Royal lifeboats, now educates the pubic on local marine life and restoring their historic harbour.

Wicklow, Ireland

Marine House

Built in 1842, the Marine House has served many functions including a hotel, army barracks, factory, orphanage, private home, and now is an educational institution.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Registan

This public square of the ancient city of Samarkand is surrounded by three madrasas.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Harvard Lampoon Castle

This satirical castle is the editorial headquarters for the infamous Harvard Lampoon magazine.

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Kneller Athletic Center

This 25-yard competition-sized pool is found within the Kneller Athletic Center of Clark University. It is home to Clark's men's and women's swimming and diving teams.

Provo, Utah, United States

Provo Library

The origins of this large, fancy library in Provo City, Utah began as a book club in a courthouse basement that hoped to catch the gaze of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was building libraries across the U.S. at the time.

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw University of Technology

With history dating back to the 19th century, this University in Poland quickly became one of the most reputable centers for scientific research during WWI and WWII.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Centro Cultural Kirchner

Modeled after New York's City Hall Post Office, Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world and a prime example of French second empire architecture.

West Yorkshire, England

The Great Hall, University of Leeds

The façade of this university helped coin the phrase “red brick university,” a term used to describe England’s civic universities.

Melk, Austria

Melk Abbey

Now the oldest continuously open school in Austria, this abbey was saved from destruction by Emperor Joseph II because of its reputation as an academic institution.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Griffith Observatory

This observatory's commitment to free public education has made it the most visited observatory in the world, averaging 1.5 million tourists per year.

Bogota, Colombia

University of Los Andes

This olympic-sized pool is within a sports center at the first nonsectarian and non-politically affiliated university in Colombia.

Berlin, Germany

Garten der Welt

This garden scape in Berlin truly offers a trip around the world to visitors with its landscapes that represent gardens from around the globe.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Havergal College

This pool exists within a private Canadian high school for girls that divides its students into different houses, much like the mythical school of Hogwarts.

Rosersberg, Sweden

Skånelaholm Slott

This 17th century castle was purchased by an Irish immigrant and stayed in his family for 176 years.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

The Citadel

This prestigious American military academy has an interior courtyard that dates back to the early 1800s.

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