Dartmouth Hall Renovation

About the Project

Originally constructed between 1784-1792 and destroyed twice since then by fires, Dartmouth Hall is home to some of Dartmouth’s “most significant pedagogical innovations: the Great Issues courses of the 1950s and ‘60s; the birth of the concept of artificial intelligence and machine learning; launch of John Rassias’ revolutionary method of language instruction; and the creation of Dartmouth’s signature study abroad programs.” Now, Dartmouth Hall has been targeted for renovation and revitalization as part of Dartmouth’s capital campaign: The Call to Lead.

The renovation is being designed to preserve the building’s iconic exterior, renovate interior spaces, and address deferred maintenance needs including full accessibility of the building and landscape. Classrooms will be updated with state-of-the-art technology in flexible furniture formats and with improved lighting, and the redesign will provide opportunities to improve space utilization for offices, classrooms, and common spaces. The project will also improve energy efficiency and convert Dartmouth Hall’s heating infrastructure from steam to hot water to enhance comfort conditions of building occupants and assist in meeting Dartmouth’s overall sustainability goals.

Project Milestones

  • Planning & Feasibility phase: complete summer, 2019
  • Schematic design: begins Sept. 2019
  • Construction: TBD

Project Team

  • Project Manager:  Chad Morig
  • Architect:  designLAB architects
  • Construction Manager:  TBD
  • Contact:  [email protected]