Rendering of Armstrong's administration building (now Burnett Hall) circa 1965. Background about the building (compiled in 2005 by University Archivist): One of the 8 original buildings of the Southside Armstrong campus designed by architect Oscar M. Hanson and built by the Whally-Strong Company. Contract for construction of original buildings was $1,784,000. Opened January 1966. Dedicated with the new campus March 9th 1966 at 10am in College gymnasium. Called the Administration building since opened in 1966 until renamed Burnett Hall in memory of Robert Burnett, Armstrong's 5th President in 2005. Originally housed the following: Office of the President, the Dean of the College, Dean of Student Affairs, the Comptroller, the Registrar, the admissions office and the counselors. Original plans for the building were 8, 810 square feet. President's office was 300 square feet. Secretary's was 250. Starting in 1970, plans were made and funds secured to â€œremodelâ€ the administration building. In the early 1970's the building was almost doubled in size. President Foreman Hawes participated in planning of the Administration building and the move to the new campus in 1962-1964, although his successor President Ashmore was the first President to use the building. President Burnett moved in with his appointment as Vice President and Dean of Faculty in 1980 and worked there until his retirement in 1999. His is longest tenure, 19 years (Ashmore's was 18), as of 2005.