The campus is one of the most celebrated aspects of St. Edward's, and for good reason. The grounds are carefully maintained to blend with the overall look of the campus, and the buildings, new and old, are unique and well kept. The architecture and landscaping are the most important and unique aspects of the campus. The University, which sits on a hill, boasts a picturesque look of downtown Austin, and students can enjoy an often distractingly lovely view from many classrooms on campus (save those in cave-like Moody Hall).
St. Edward's recently completed a 10-year plan that focused on improving facilities and constructing new buildings, and as a direct result, four buildings for classroom and office use and multiple new residence halls were built, and many older buildings were renovated. The science building is state-of-the-art, and the newly renovated behavioral and social science building (Doyle Hall) hosts a sophisticated psychology lab. The new residence complex, Le Mans/Hunt/Johnson, won a statewide award in 2010 for its outstanding architecture. In creating these new facilities on campus, environmental initiatives were kept in mind, and include water-conserving toilets and recycling receptacles.
But, despite these vast improvements over the past few decades, there is still room for improvement. The facilities for student musicians and those in the computer science program are a little cramped, and the library is a little outdated, although new computers and seating areas were added in fall 2010. These complaints have been addressed by those in charge, however, and new buildings to host these changes are said to be erected within the next five years.