Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning of Jan. 20 and 27, 2020

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

  • Selected demolition in Murdough is complete.
  • Abatement is nearly complete, with abatement of Cook Auditorium to be complete in the next few weeks.
  • Earth retention and site excavation for the Institute's foundation continues through mid-February.

What to Expect

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Perimeter fencing will be in place, and signage will direct vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists around the construction area.
  • 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 traffic circle is to be used for drop-off and pick-up only; no unattended vehicles are permitted.
  • Engineering Drive between Tuck Mall and the southwest corner of MacLean Engineering building is permanently closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and bicycles can use the parallel sidewalk.