Design & Construction

The design & construction projects at Dartmouth are managed by two different teams within the PDC office: Architectural Services and Capital Project Management.

Starting a Capital Project

The successful delivery of capital projects requires the consensus agreement of an informed administrative team. When first considering a new project, contact the professionals in Planning, Design & Construction to inform you about the early phases of program development, planning, and feasibility.  

Campus Design

Planning, Design & Construction has developed the following principles to guide design professionals for new building and landscape projects.

Capital Project Milestones

Dartmouth Trustees have defined four project milestones that mark significant stages for each project whose costs exceeds $10M. Trustee approval is required at each of these milestones, which are associated with specific funding targets and project phases.


We are fortunate to work with professionals from other College departments and a number of local and regional contractors who provide experience, technical expertise, and manpower to our construction projects. This section provides specific guidelines and forms for our partners to work successfully on Dartmouth projects. 

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