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Raising the roofs: construction in high gear for new residence halls, academic facilities

McLaughlin Cluster residence halls

construction of the cluster, as seen from Moore Hall (Aug. 24, 2005). Gilman Hall is visible in the background (center). (Photo by Sarah Benelli)


Above, a rendering of the northern view of the McLaughlin Residential Cluster. (Rendering by Al Forster)

Named in honor of David M. McLaughlin '54, Tu'55, Dartmouth's 14th president, these new residence halls on Maynard Street will meet an immediate need for new on-campus housing for undergraduate students. The two residence halls will consist of three brick buildings, housing 342 students. Three $6 million gifts from the families of John W. Berry, Sr. '44, Joan and Allen Bildner '47, Tu'48 and Dorothy and John "Jack" Byrne will name three of the Cluster's buildings.

Students living in the McLaughlin Cluster will enjoy spacious rooms with kitchens, lounges, living rooms and study spaces on each floor. One of the residence halls will contain a student commons to serve the social needs of the Cluster and the entire Dartmouth community, providing space for dinners, informal gatherings, dances, student performances, films, alumni events and conferences.

The McLaughlin Residential Cluster is designed by the architectural firms, Moore Ruble Yudell and Bruner/Cott. Construction of the buildings is under the supervision of Engleberth Construction, Inc.  The residence halls are expected to be open for occupancy in the fall of 2006. 

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Last Updated: 5/30/08