East Wheelock Housing Renewal

About the Project

Dartmouth is engaged in the first of a two-phase project to renew and renovate Andres, Zimmerman, and Brace Commons in the East Wheelock House. Andres Hall is closed for renovation from June '22 through August '23, and Zimmerman and Brace Commons will be closed the following academic year. This project is the first in a long-term plan to renovate roughly 60% of Dartmouth's residence halls.

Built in 1987, the four residence halls that comprise the East Wheelock housing cluster provide 330 beds to Dartmouth's undergraduate community. Renovations in Andres and Zimmerman are intended to maximize energy performance and address accessibility, deferred maintenance, and program needs. Study spaces will be added, and the overall bed count will be increased by 24 from 168 to 192. The additional beds will be used as swing space in the future as other residence halls are brought off-line for renovation. Brace Commons will also be renewed to create a more vibrant and accessible space for all East Wheelock residents.

Whats currently happening

  • Zimm interior work proceeding well from the 1st floor up through the 4th floor. Painting has begun on March 1 & 2.  
  • Atrium infill is well underway to add an elevator and new student lounge and conference room space on March 2,3,4
  • Brace new south entry work proceeding with excavation for new footings .... leading to a new glass wall and more light
  •  Brace plaza waterproofing replacement proceeding .... leading to a fully re-designed plaza with planting beds and benches. 

Project Milestones

  • Construction for Andres: July 2022 – August 2023
  • Construction for Zimmerman and Brace Commons: July 2023 – August 2024