The Henry F. Hall Building is a high-density hub of Concordia’s downtown campus. It is a utilitarian, cube-shaped, 1960s-style high-rise university building made of pre-fabricated stressed concrete.
In 1994-95 the exterior of the building, damaged by time, acid rain and the elements, was cleaned and painted, and windows were repaired; other major repairs took place in 1998-99. The Hall Building is undergoing much-needed major renovations and updating. The eighth floor got a spiffy facelift in 2003-04, and the seventh, eleventh and twelfth floors were done in 2005. The building once again features state-of-the-art media-equipped classrooms and the center core of the renovated floors has been opened up to create light-infused people spaces. Renovations and upgrading of the remaining floors will take place over the next several years, with renovations to the tenth floor next on the schedule. The new School of General Studies will move to this area.
Meanwhile, auditoria throughout the building have been renovated and more 100-seat classroom spaces will be added to the upper floors in 2008. Elevators were replaced in 2007-2008 with larger units and the aging escalators will be replaced in 2011-12. The building has been equipped with wireless access, and renovations and upgrading of classrooms continues as funding becomes available.
In 2009-10, most Social Sciences academic departments were concentrated in the Hall Building.