Classes began this week at the University of Cincinnati, and if you live in Clifton you can already tell the difference. Apparently the college is more popular than ever, with UC projected to have record enrollment this year. One reason we go to college is to be stimulated, and at UC that begins with the architecture that makes it such a unique-looking campus. It’s remarkable that UC has FIVE signature architect buildings: The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, the Aronoff Center for Design and Art (“the DAAP building,” in other words), the Engineering Research Center, the College-Conservatory of Music, and the Vera Clement Edwards Center. The school’s visual appeal doesn’t stop there, though. Everywhere you look you’ll see a wild mix of architectural styles, and it’s not like each of those styles is tucked away in a different corner of the campus. No, at the University of Cincinnati they pack it all together, making it one of the most colorful and visually stimulating and architecturally diverse campuses anywhere, with fresh shapes and angles jutting out into the skyline from every direction. So while you’re there, don’t just rush to the next class—slow down and have a look around.