About the Project
Dartmouth plans to construct a new building to support the expansion of Thayer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, creation of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, and relocation of the Electron Microscope Facility to the west end. The expanded programs will increase access to faculty through lower student-faculty ratios, expand opportunity for all students to integrate engineering and the liberal arts, and increase research and entrepreneurship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The new building is being funded wholly from philanthropy, and developed in partnership with engineering and computer science to maximize the interface between the computational and physical elements of similar fields. "This will create a dynamic environment for synthesized collaboration and entrepreneurship across a broad array of disciplines, including medicine, energy, security, robotics, electronics and product design" says Dartmouth Provost Joseph Helble, former Dean of the Thayer School.
A number of related enabling and improvement projects, including an underground parking garage will be undertaken prior to, during, and after construction of the Thayer/Computer Science building. Together, these projects will address parking and transit changes, improve landscaping, and provide energy efficient utilities throughout the west end. Efforts will be made to mitigate construction-related distruptions to the student, employee and neighbor communities. Planned communications should help keep these constitutents well-informed of project activities.