Brian Mulroney Hall, St. Francis Xavier University

  • Client

    Governors of St. Francis Xavier University

  • Region

    Halifax, NS

  • City


  • Year Completed


  • Size

    75,000 sq. ft. 

  • Sector


  • Sub-Sector

    Education (Institutional)

The Story

With the highest quality of academics at its core, the Mulroney Institute of Government offers a variety of undergraduate programming and research opportunities including a new four-year undergraduate degree in public policy and governance – typically only available at the graduate level. A cornerstone of the project includes an endowment that is in excess of $20 million for academic chairs and student scholarships and bursaries. These bursaries include a special $1 million bursary for Aboriginal Canadians.

The new facility provides new teaching, learning and research spaces. Approximately 75,000 square feet, the Mulroney Hall is built to meet LEED Gold standards. Mulroney Hall also contains 16 individual teaching/learning spaces made up of classrooms (ranging in size from 40 to 80 seats), computer labs, seminar rooms and a Centre for Teaching and Learning. It also has one auditorium that seats a minimum of 300 people, and distributed throughout the building will be numerous Informal Learning Spaces.

Mulroney Hall houses the Mulroney Institute of Government, which includes an interactive exhibit displaying personal and historical artifacts, including letters from Nelson Mandela and other items chronicling Mr. Mulroney’s tenure as Canada’s 18th Prime Minister.