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Vacant Dartmouth College building to become faculty and graduate student center

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Vacant Dartmouth College building to become faculty and graduate student center

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | November 26, 2018
Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

The vacant Dana Hall library building on Dartmouth College’s north campus was a 32,995-sf, 1960s building that became the anchor of the school’s north campus renewal plan. The building is being reimagined as a faculty and graduate student center.

Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the new building aspires for net zero energy use and will include new entrances for its surrounding buildings, a wide pedestrian bridge, and new circulation between buildings. The hope is the reimagined building will better connect the north campus to the green and main campus.

 

Dana Hall renovation orojectRendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

See Also: Charles L. Tutt Library, Colorado College: Net-zero in the Rockies

 

An unused laboratory adjacent to Dana Hall will be demolished and an addition will be built in its place that houses the new building’s lobby and a cafe with a terrace overlooking a nearby green space. The renovated building’s upper floors will contain collegial faculty offices, classrooms, and places for student gathering. A penthouse level includes a solar paneled canopy and a south-facing planted terrace. In the basement there is a walk-out graduate student lounge that opens to a protected courtyard below a pedestrian bridge.

 

Dana Hall renovation projectRendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates.

 

Among the renovated buildings sustainability features are high R value terracotta-clad walls, solar panel canopy triple glazed windows, and south-facing glass with an expanded metal interlayer to limit summer sun. Before construction began, Dana Hall was stripped down to its concrete columns and slabs to remove existing hazardous materials.

The building is currently under construction and is slated to open for the 2020 Winter Term.

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