Dana Hall Academic Renovation

About the Project

Extensive renovations to Dana Hall, former home to the biomedical library, are underway and will provide space for faculty offices and workspaces, teaching and conference spaces, a graduate student lounge, and a small grab-and-go café with an informal lounge/seating area and outdoor terrace. The building will also provide a location and on-campus identity for the Guarini School of Graduate & Advanced Studies. Renovations will replace all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and will include a broad array of sustainability and high-performance building features. The project is anticipated to receive LEED certification.

Once this academic building is complete, sitework on the former Gilman site and around Dana will include much-improved pedestrian access from the central campus to the north end, including a pedestrian bridge spanning the sunken lawn on the west side of Dana. A new 60-space parking lot is scheduled to open Jan. 2, 2019, with access through the Maynard parking lot.

Upcoming Project Milestones

  • September, 2018: Begin renovation
  • January, 2019: 60-space Dana parking lot open
  • Winter, 2019: Construction complete

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Chad Morig
  • Architect: Leers Weinzapfel Architects
  • Construction Manager: Windover Construction
  • Contact: [email protected]