This is the campus of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder CO, designed by I. M. Pei.
Syracusans know I. M. Pei as the architect of the Everson Museum.
Early in his career he designed a large complex to be sited at the top of a mesa just south of Boulder. It sits just in front of the iconic Flatirons, nearly vertically uplifted red sandstone on the eastern edge of the Front Range of the Rockies. Sadly on this day the view was clouded in.
The Center is worth a trip for the I.M. Pei history and the interesting museum about the earth's atmosphere.