Eric Palin Hall: Before and After
A recent return trip to Eric Palin Hall (EPH), home to the
Electrical Engineering Department for 36 years, revealed the
renovations that the building underwent within a year of the
Department moving to the Centre for
Computing and Engineering (CCE) in August 2004.
The dimly-lit corridors painted in depressing colours are now
bright and welcoming; the locker-bays have been converted to cozy
lounges and most all of the undergraduate labs have been converted
into classrooms— one lab was converted into an administrative
office, another into a research lab and a third into a drafting lab.
The Department still has facilities in EPH, including two research
laboratories and telecommunications room that connects the
researchers, via a fibre-link, to the network in the CCE.
The first two photos are
views of the corridors in the basement of Eric Palin Hall;
third photo is a view of a second-floor south-corridor and finally a
photo of the coffee kiosk.
This pair of photos show the
before and after of EPH 225. The photo
on the left shows the DSP
lab in 2004, while the second photo
taken from the same
location shows the transformation of the lab
Another pair of photos
showing the before and after of EPH 229.
The photo on the left
shows the Microprocessors lab in 2004, while
the second photo
shows the classroom today.
The first pair of photos
shows the locker bays in the process of being removed in April
the final photo shows the lounges that have replaced the
This trio of photos shows,
first, the old EE front-office, viewed from the counter, in the
process of being packed just prior to the move; the middle photo
shows the Department
of Social Work office replacing it today
and finally, the Departmental office in the CCE
(prior to being