Dartmouth College - Center for Engineering and Computer Science

Where Computation and Engineering Connect

The project brings new interdisciplinary programs combining engineering and computer science research and teaching in biotech, energy technologies, artificial intelligence, cyber-security, and other programs contributing to the advancement of knowledge and problem solving in critical fields.

The new building will connect to the existing Thayer Engineering complex and double its size and faculty count. It is envisioned that all Dartmouth students will experience the building at one point in their academic career. The design of the building is organized around interaction and collaboration to promote the synergies between fields that spark discovery and solutions to global science and engineering challenges. The interior experience will be one of openness and transparency, with glass walls that provide visibility to the work within the labs to fellow researchers, students, and visitors.

The new building is designed to take advantage of a campus context of brick academic, research, and student residential life structures. The new building will fit comfortably in this context and will reflect a balance between a respect for traditional building typologies and the expression of contemporary research environments. The spaces around and between buildings are important to the cohesive feel of the campus and contribute to pedestrian movement. The new building is sited to strengthen these spatial attributes, including important new outdoor entry and seating areas at the north and south ends.

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Hanover, NH

Building Type

Academic Interdisciplinary Research Building


160,000 SF

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