Lake Huron Hall renovations to begin January 2020


Sarah Edgecomb

To meet university standards, Lake Huron Hall will undergo renovations beginning January 2020 and ending in August 2020. The building update was unanimously approved at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 26, where $9.1 million was approved for the project. This funding will be provided by the Campus Development Fund.

Since its construction in 1963, Lake Huron Hall has not been updated. The building, which houses the English and Classics departments, is set to receive updated classrooms, study spaces, restrooms, furnishings and departmental suites according to Facilities Planning staff member Brad Newman.

Newman, who serves on the project management team, also said that Lake Huron Hall is scheduled to receive new plumbing, electrical and lighting systems along with a new roof, elevator and fire alarms.

Prep work has begun this summer and will not affect the use of the building. For students taking English or classics classes, the fall 2019 semester will not be affected by the renovation, but classes scheduled in Lake Huron Hall for winter and spring 2020 will be temporarily relocated.