Gilman Demolition

About the Project

In late 2017 the College began work to abate and demolish Gilman Hall. This building, formerly occupied by the department of biological sciences, is in poor condition and has been vacant since the completion of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center in 2010. College administrators considered various options to renovate and repurpose the facility, however, the most recent study concluded that the building is unsuitable for academic, research, or administrative purposes. Gilman Hall will be razed in late February – May, 2018.

The Gilman demolition is partnered with another project to renovate Dana Hall, a neighboring facility. The Dana building, former home of the biomedical library, is in much better structural condition than Gilman, and will be renovated to house faculty offices, a graduate student lounge and reading/study space for students. Once this renovation is complete, landscape improvements on both building sites will provide pedestrian walkways, green space, and parking.

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Joseph Broemel
  • Environmental Engineer: GZA GeoEnvironmental
  • Gilman Demolition Contractor: Costello Dismantling
  • Contact: [email protected]

Project Milestones

  • September 2017: Receive Trustee approval to proceed with exterior abatement and demolition
  • September, 2017 – January, 2018: Perform abatement
  • February – May, 2018: Demolish Gilman and remove materials
  • May, 2018: Site grading and clean-up