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McLaughlin Residential Cluster

Mclaughlin Residential Cluster

 

Project at a Glance

Type Of Project:

 

Residence Hall

Gross Square Footage:

 

136,840

Construction Cost:

 

$41,374,000

Number of Student Beds:

 

342

Number of Singles:

 

45

Number of Doubles:

 

137

Number of Suites:

 

4

Start of Construction:

 

December 2004

Occupancy:

 

September 2006

Architect:

 

Moore, Ruble, Yudell and Bruner/Cott

Construction Manager:

 

Engelberth Construction, Inc.

 

Adding 342 beds across six residence halls, the McLaughlin Cluster is comprised of the following Halls:

  • Berry (43 beds): 3 singles, 20 doubles, 5 studies, 1 social space
  • Bildner (61 beds): 9 singles, 24 doubles, 1 quad, 4 lounges
  • Rauner (75 beds): 7 singles, 34 doubles, community dir. Apartment, 6 studies, 5 social spaces
  • Byrne II (49 beds): 9 singles, 20 doubles, 5 studies, 2 social spaces
  • Goldstein (39 beds): 9 singles, 15 doubles, graduate assistant, commons, Cluster admin office, 1 study, 1 seminar room, 2 social spaces
  • Thomas (75 beds): 8 singles, 24 doubles, 4 suites, 3 studies, 1 social space

Berry, Rauner, Byrne II, and Thomas Halls are connected to the central Halls (Bildner and Goldstein) by larger lounge and kitchen spaces adjacent to the corridor. Berry, Bildner, and Rauner share 3 kitchens and 7 lounge/living rooms, as do Byrne II, Goldstein, and Thomas.

The Occom Commons, located within Goldstein Hall, provides Dartmouth with a new state-of-the-art community space within the McLaughlin Cluster. The Occom Commons will be scheduled by the Office of Residential Life on a first-come, first-served basis, allowing the entire campus community access to this space.

Built to high standards of sustainable design and with the goal of receiving U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification, the Cluster features:

  • High-performance building envelope (superior insulation, doors, and windows)
  • Radiant heating and cooling integrated within each floor slab
  • Heat recovery drawn from bathroom wastewater and enthalpy wheels
  • Extensive day-lighting
  • Room furnishings made from wood harvested from College property
  • Fully commissioned systems

 

 

Site plan with Residence Hall names.

 

View through the Cluster to the South.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

     
 

South entrance to the Cluster, from Sudikoff.

 

Interior of the Occom Commons.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

     
 

South entrance to the Cluster, from Moore Hall.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

 

View to the South along Goldstein and Byrne II.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

     
 

View to the South along Thomas, Goldstein, and Byrne II.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

 

View of Berry Hall along Maynard Street.
Photograph courtesy of Joseph Mehling

     

Last Updated: 11/5/08