The second tallest building on the McGill Campus, Burnside Hall was completed in 1970. It was designed in the Brutalist style, by Marshall, Merrett and Associates. Many McGill students consider the building to be ugly as a result of its very simple "totalitarian" design, and the gradually decaying cement.
Burnside is home to the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, the Department of Geography, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Network and Communications Services, the Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre the Edward Rosenthall Mathematics and Statistics Library, and Security Services.
- Burnside Hall in Virtual McGill
- The Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences in Burnside Hall
- The Department of Mathematics and Statistics