What greets the visitor today at Simpson College are two sets of conflicting images of the twentieth century. One was formulated in the teens and twenties to express a unified version of the brick English Collegiate Gothic style; countering this, the second produced a group of noncontextual modernist buildings, mostly in the 1960s and on through the 1980s. The majority of the buildings are organized around a central mall space, and the design of the landscape has been well carried out.
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