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.