Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning Oct. 18 and 25, 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

  • The main entry curtainwall is being finished.
  • Exterior doors are being installed.
  • MEP finishes are underway in both Irving and Murdough.
  • Interior finishes are ongoing in Irving and Murdough.
  • Site hardscape and landscape are ongoing.
  • Systems programming, testing and commissioning are underway.

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.