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The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center

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Project at a Glance

Type Of Project:

Academic and Laboratory Building, New Construction

Plans, Renderings and Elevations

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Estimated Construction Cost:


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Start of Construction:

September 2008

Progress and Notifications

Estimated Occupancy:

August 2011



Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Construction Manager:

Bond Brothers


The new Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center will be built on the site currently occupied by Strasenburgh, Butler, the MML, and the parking area around Strasenburgh. The plaza area will be retained with the removal of the MML, the bus turnout will remain, but the parking will be relocated.

The building will be designed in accordance with Dartmouth's commitment to biology-based research, which means that the supporting systems will not need to accommodate the demands of other research sciences. The general program includes:

  • 30 wet labs with associated support spaces
  • 30 faculty offices
  • 15 visiting faculty offices
  • 6 post-doc offices
  • Three conference rooms and lounges
  • One 200-seat theatre classroom
  • 2 80-seat amphitheatre classrooms
  • 2 30-seat flexible classrooms
  • 6 teaching labs


Project Contact Information -- project email address

(603) 646-6566 -- 24-hour project contact phone.

Joe Broemel, PE, Project Manager, Planning Design & Construction -- (603) 646-9932

Matt Purcell, PE, Associate Director, Planning Design & Construction -- (603) 646-1499

Last Updated: 4/28/09