Thornton Hall Capital Renewal

Update for the two weeks beginning May 3 and 10, 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

  • Sewer lines to support Dart Hall are being installed on the west side of Thornton.
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing rough in is ongoing in the basement.
  • Ceilings and interior partitions are being framed and sheetrocked.
  • The elevator is being installed.
  • HVAC equipment is being installed.
  • Interior painting has started.
  • Storm window replacement has started.

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.