Thornton Hall Capital Renewal

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

About the Project

Thornton Hall, an historic building on Dartmouth Row, is closed until August 2021 for major infrastructure upgrades. Renovations will provide full accessibility to the building's interior and will address life safety systems with the addition of fire sprinklers. Energy efficiencies and improved lighting will also help meet Dartmouth's green energy goals. Improvements will also be made to interior finishes in commons areas, classrooms, and faculty offices.

What's Happening

  • Site restoration is underway.
  • Functional testing and commissioning of new systems will be conducted.
  • Punch list items will be addressed.
  • Installation of classroom AV is ongoing.
  • Office furniture is being installed.

What to Expect

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., in accordance with town regulations.
  • Construction signage and fencing will be in place throughout the project.
  • Pedestrian detours will divert foot traffic from walking between Bartlett Hall and Reed.
  • Construction vehicles will travel to and from the site via Observatory Road and College Street.