Update for the month of February, 2017
Moosilauke Ravine Lodge
Since its construction in 1938, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge has been a formative part of the Dartmouth student experience, most notably during First-Year Trips, and has served as home base for outdoor excursions and events for numerous others.
The original Lodge building is being replaced with a new structure that has been designed to preserve the rustic, hand-hewn qualities of the existing building. The new Lodge is an 11,000-square-foot, fully-accessible structure constructed with a post-and-beam frame of heavy natural log timbers and enveloped by a super-insulated shell to maximize energy efficiency.
What Is Happening
- Site excavation continues for utilities, the storage shed foundation, and relocation of the manager’s cabin
- Timber frame installation has begun and is ongoing
- Conventional framing has begun and is ongoing
- Under slab utility work is ongoing
- Stone masonry work will begin in February
What to Expect
- A new construction gate located before the Lodge limits access to construction vehicles only.
- Public access parking is available at a temporary parking area half-way up Ravine Road.
- Public access to trails continues, and signage directs hikers up the access road to a trail head just past the construction site. Please follow new directions and signage.
Please send any questions or comments to Planning Design & Construction.
For more details of the building interior and project photos, visit the Ravine Lodge project page.