Dartmouth College – Dana Hall

Hanover, NH
32,000 SF
Project Type:
Renovation and Addition
Preconstruction, Construction Management
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Pursuing LEED Gold certification

In the midst of Dartmouth’s lively campus sits the unoccupied Dana Hall, once the college’s biomedical library. The renovation of Dana Hall will bring new life to the building which has sat vacant since 2012. Students and faculty will soon be able to enjoy a small café, student lounge, seminar space, computer lab, three conference rooms and 32 new offices. Three-quarters of Dana Hall’s existing reinforced concrete frame is to remain, while the exterior of the building will be updated with a new curtainwall and significant site work, including a new parking lot. A new entrance to the building and a 100-foot elevated pedestrian bridge will also be constructed, as well as a small below-grade addition to the adjacent Remsen Hall. The construction phase will navigate the tight project site and demonstrate heightened sensitivity to the surrounding academic spaces on the occupied campus.

The project is LEED®-registered with the certification goal of Gold.