Students and faculty from 50 colleges around the country have found their schools on an “Ugliest” list, and Stony Brook University, along with four other New York campuses, made the top ten. This is mainly due to “inappropriately mixed styles of architecture.”
Located between Circle Road and the Simons Center is a field of mud, a collection of strange-looking offices and a building that emits smoke. This area is dedicated to the Office of Sustainability’s Facilities and Services division, tasked with providing Stony Brook University with reliable power, installing sustainable technologies and initiatives and monitoring the campus’s consumption of energy. James O’Connor, the director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations, oversees this effort, making sure different divisions work together in this goal.
Frey Hall has been named to commemorate Dr. Robert Frey, who has contributed over 30 years of service to Stony Brook University. He has created scholarships, led philanthropic efforts and aided in the construction of the Hilton Garden Inn on campus.