Published: April 5, 2022 By

Cloudy skies over CU Boulder's classic Italianate architecture.

In early spring, beautiful clouds line the bright blue sky over campus. Surrounded by the Flatirons, these campus buildings embody a romantic Italianate style with red tile roofing, a style popular in the Mediterranean. Sandstone for the building walls is gathered locally from Front Range quarries.

Photo by Jacob McKinney