The building could be cold but it is not — the structure bears landscaping on its multiple roofs and around its perimeter, as well as a recycled water stream and waterfalls at its rear, creating a green space sheltered from the street for students to break, talk and consider their place in the world. Like trying to visualize a poet's musing, it is folly to imagine what an architect thought when he or she designed a building — but it is fun, too, and worth a decent daydream. The Angelos Center is an asymmetrical stack of boxes and glass planes, the view inside sometimes transparent, sometimes obscured. I like to think that this reflects the law's relationship to human nature: We have rules, but they do not always fit the situation; the answers to legal problems are sometimes clear and direct, and we can get right to them; other times, the answers are obscured by circumstance, unfortunate consequences and bitter ends. Much like human experience, the boxes that form the structure do not align perfectly, but like the best human relationships, the alignment is not symmetrical but delicately balanced and complementary.