UM's former president was known for his "edifice complex." During his 20-year career at UM, he implemented new buildings for journalism, Native American studies, pharmacy, business, fitness, and the Honors College and innovated the law school and education buildings, as well. The only ugly (or just old) buildings left are the math, liberal arts, and Jeanette Rankin (social work) buildings, which tend to smell like sweat, dust, and processed cheese.
As a result, the campus has not only a gorgeous outside ("Rolling Stone" noted UM as the most beautiful college campus in the country), but also a very attractive inside. From the gym with its smoothie bar and elliptical trainers with televisions to the University Center with its terrarium architecture, plants, open space, game room, post office, and many other amenities, UM does service to its great indoors as much as its great outdoors.