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"Like a number of the other recent projects, the university is making an effort to do long-term planning to create a dense campus footprint that is more efficient and green," Mike Quinn says. "The new structure has significant merit as a more human-scaled hospital with a more visually inviting character, even though it will be quite massive. Hopefully it will lead to the desire to explore similar energy-efficient, green-facade improvements on the balance of the hospital complex in future years."

The prospect of a twelve-story hospital right next to the Arb doesn't dismay Quinn in the least. "The Arboretum creates a natural buffer and an interesting edge to the site," he says.

"I doubt if Mott will diminish my pleasure in visiting the Arb," concurs Luckenbach, "even if I can occasionally get a glimpse of it."

Asked what the future holds for campus, Carl Luckenbach is characteristically pessimistic-primarily because of what he calls the university's "schizophrenic building policy. The university seems to have no consistent attitude or philosophy toward building. So you get a building like the Biomedical Science Research Building, which received national awards, and then you get things like the football stadium expansion, which is hideous."

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