Agarwal employed Ayers Saint Gross, a Baltimore, Md. firm specializing in campus architecture, to design the college. He wanted 10,000 acres, but he needed to scale down to 6,000 and has been capable of buy solely three,900 so far. The acquisition of so much land is a lightning rod for criticism. Agarwal, however, cites Stanford, which is spread over 8,180 acres.