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Renner Hall and A. A. Branch Hall, two dorms on the campus of Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS, along with The L. Zenobia Coleman Library were designed by Gunnar Birkerts and Associates in 1974. These buildings are a small sample of a full master plan the firm designed for the college that featured connecting buildings across the campus.  The three buildings serve as an example of the modernist movement of Brutalism because they don’t have typical finishing materials on the exterior and favor bulky designs with fewer glass surfaces.