Originally built in 1936, Burruss Hall, on Virginia Tech’s campus, serves as its main Administrative building and also holds a concert hall.
This neoclassic building essentially is the identity of Virginia Tech (other than the Hokie Bird). Its on most postcards and other promotional materials. It sits in the center of campus, with its carillon towering over the students sleepily crossing the Drillfield.
Since I went to Virginia Tech for my undergraduate degree, I attended various performances at Burruss, including comedians Jimmy Fallon and Lewis Black and a touring production of the musical Rent. The hall also serves as one of the many venues used for graduation ceremonies.
The tunnel leading through the lower level of the building is a very memorable spot amongst students. On a given weekday in between classes, it’ll be filled with students and faculty rushing to and from to get to their next class. It also can serve as shelter during an unexpected rain storm.
The stone used in the construction is the (in)famous Hokie Stone that is so prevalent among campus buildings. In fact, it is now a campus rule that any new buildings constructed have Hokie Stone used in its materials.