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Planning is under way at Dartmouth for a range of new facilities to meet needs in the areas of student life and academics.
The Dartmouth Board of Trustees approved several new facilities at their November meeting:
In addition, planning efforts are under way for:
The new residence halls and dining/social facility are part of the implementation of Dartmouth's Student Life Initiative (SLI), which seeks to expand the range of options available for student activities and to better integrate learning inside and outside the classroom at Dartmouth. Various assessments of Dartmouth's academic facilities needs have given rise to the planning for the academic facilities.
Student Life Initiative (SLI) Projects
The Trustees authorized planning for one new undergraduate residence hall north of Maynard street on the north side of the campus, and a new dining and social facility to be located at the corner of Maynard and North College streets. They also authorized planning for another undergraduate residence hall along Tuck Drive near Butterfield Hall, on the west side of campus. Together, the two residence halls will accommodate, within the next five to ten years, a total of 500-600 undergraduates (300-350 in the north-side facility, 190-260 in the west-side facility). The dining and social facility is also expected to include meeting and social space for graduate students. Interviews with architects are scheduled for December 2000.
The new residences and the dining/social facility will address recommendations about space needs that were developed by the Trustee Committee on the Student Life Initiative.
Meanwhile, work is progressing on implementation of all the SLI recommendations approved by the Trustees last spring. A variety of individuals, offices and organizations throughout the College - coordinated by the Dean of the College Office - are pursuing plans and actions to implement the recommendations. Some projects have already been completed, including site determinations for the facilities outlined above, and others are aiming at completion dates ranging from January of 2001 through 2010.
Thayer School of Engineering
Life Sciences Building
The academic departments in the arts - Drama, Music, Film Studies, and Studio Art - have pressing space needs, and expansion needs have been identified for both the Hopkins Center and the Hood Museum of Art to accommodate growing programs in the arts. Campus Master Planner Lo-Yi Chan has prepared a preliminary study of the arts quadrant of the campus from the master plan point of view. Rogers Marvel Architects has been retained to update a 1997 survey of expansion needs and to develop conceptual plans and cost estimates for expanded facilities, a process which is now under way.
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