Being a bit of an amateur photographer I sometimes bring people here to take photos. I love this place for its textures and it is possible to take pictures here at almost any time of day because there are a few trees and some natural shadowed areas.
The buildings are mostly oriented west to east, meaning that the front of the buildings face west. It isn’t much of a deal but knowing which way the buildings face helps in planning a photo shoot. I like doing them early in the morning shooting for the golden hour. In the summer time that can be really early so I try to avoid those 5 am shoots.
There are a few areas that are always exposed to the sun so you will have to make plans to take photos in those areas.
It is possible to bring just your camera and one lens and get some great photos. I’d bring a fill light or reflector just in case.