The Globe's architecture critic Robert Campbell takes a look at changes in Cincinnati that have resulted from a rapid building program by the University of Cincinnati. The UC Photo Gallery and virtual tour give a glimpse at some of what has been built recently. For more information, there is a extensive collection of articles about the UC master plan at the University of Cincinnati magazine website. Since 1991, Hargreaves Associates has been developing the UC Master Plan. Coincidentally, Hargreaves has an office on Magazine Street Cambridge, just across the River St bridge from Allston.
What can Harvard learn from the University of Cincinnati's bold building boom? - The Boston Globe
"Harvard in Allston should possess some of the charge of urban energy you get at Cincinnati, the kind of feeling I've always associated with big-city schools like New York University. But it doesn't have to look like a world's fair of self-expression by individual architects."