Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning of June 29 and July 6, 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

  • A water line is being installed across the circle at the west end of Tuck mall. The circle will remain open but delays getting around the circle are expected. 
  • Concrete foundation wall forming/pouring continues, as does the demolition and abatement in Murdough.
  • Renovations in Murdough are set to begin with mechanical work and spray-applied fire proofing.
  • Site utility work is underway with stormwater and water line installation.
  • Structural steel installation will begin with infilling of Murdough above Cook Auditorium.

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 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.