Lake Huron Hall getting a new look on the inside

Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.
Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski
Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski
Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski
Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski
Lake Huron Hall
Lake Huron Hall
Image Credit: Valerie Wojciechowski

Lake Huron Hall, one of the first academic buildings on the Allendale Campus, is undergoing a transformation.

The building is being gutted for a complete renovation and will reopen in August 2020.

Karen Ingle, associate vice president for Facilities Planning, said the $9 million remodeling project is a first for Lake Huron Hall, which was built in 1964.

"This will be a big transformation with reconfigured spaces that will offer a better learning environment for students," Ingle said. "There will be bigger classrooms and an enclosed balcony study space."

Pioneer Construction has already started work on the project; classrooms have been reassigned and faculty offices have been relocated for the duration of the project.

The construction of Lake Huron Hall in November 1964 completed Grand Valley's first academic complex, known as the Great Lakes Group. Lake Michigan Hall and Lake Superior Hall were built in 1963.