Edinburgh is blessed with many wonderful, historical buildings but the Scottish Parliament Building is not one of them. The post-modern design by architect Enric Miralles was intended to reflect the people’s connection with nature. The first impression is awkward at best. At worst, the cost of 400 million pounds was ten times the high end of the original budget. The four acre complex was completed in 2004. Located in the Holyrood area, the campus is home for the Parliament’s 129 members and approximately 1,000 staff.