East Wheelock Housing Renewal

About the Project

Dartmouth is proceeding with planning and design for the renewal of Andres, Zimmerman, and Brace Commons in the East Wheelock House. This renewal project is the first in a long-term plan to renovate roughly 60% of Dartmouth's residence halls.

Built in 1987, the four residence halls that comprise the East Wheelock housing cluster provide 330 beds to Dartmouth's undergraduate community. Renovations in Andres and Zimmerman are intended to maximize energy performance and address accessibility, deferred maintenance, and program needs. Study spaces will be added, and the overall bed count will be increased by 24 from 168 to 192. The additional beds will be used as swing space in the future as other residence halls are brought off-line for renovation. Brace Commons will also be renewed to create a more vibrant and accessible space for all East Wheelock residents.

This will be a two-phased project, with Andres Hall closed for renovation from June '22 through August '23, and Zimmerman and Brace Commons closed the following academic year. While the buildings are off-line during renovation, swing space will be provided for undergraduate students in Dartmouth's North Park St. apartments. 

Project Milestones

  • Complete Schematic Design:  September 2021
  • Complete Design Documents: Winter 2022
  • Construction for Andres: Summer 2022 – Summer 2023
  • Construction for Zimmerman and Brace Commons: Summer 2023 – Summer 2024