Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning July 26 and Aug. 2, 2021

Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Construction of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society is underway and expected to be complete by fall term, 2021. The mission of the Institute is "to advance an affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy future for the benefit of society." Programs within the building will be multidisciplinary, drawing upon faculty and students from across Dartmouth's undergraduate and graduate schools.

A roughly 55,000 gross square foot building aims to be LEED platinum certified and the highest performing building on campus. A four story building with classrooms below, a generous atrium and café on the main level, and programmatic space (offices, collaboration rooms and dry labs) on the upper floors. The project will include infrastructure upgrades to the existing Murdough Center.

What's Happening

  • Windows are being installed.
  • MEP and fire protection work continues in Murdough and Irving.
  • Interior drywall and ceiling installation continues.
  • Installation of the site utilities and stormwater systems is ongoing.
  • Masonry is nearly complete.
  • Landscape/Hardscape work begins, including modification of the site fence and temporary removal of the mini-traffic circle at the end of Tuck Mall.

What to Expect

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Perimeter and signage fencing will be in place.
  • Accessible parking will be available at Buchanan (1 space), in front of Cummings (2 spaces) and behind Cummings (2 spaces).
  • Employees, students, and visitors to Thayer and Tuck should enter the west end campus from Tuck Mall.
  • Construction vehicles will travel to and from the site on Engineering Drive to West Wheelock Street, over the Ledyard bridge to Interstate 91.
  • The mini-traffic circle has been removed and the bus stop relocated to the end of Hitchcock Lane.