College Supplies, on Main Street, is closing (The Dartmouth, Valley News). Panarchy is finally tackling fire-safety upgrades to its Greek Revival house (Valley News, The Dartmouth). The group has set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise money. Construction inside 4 Currier has ended and the Innovation Center has opened (The Dartmouth, Dartmouth Now). Construction is […]
It does seem a little strange that Dartmouth is replacing the roof over the Karl Michael Pool in Alumni Gym (see The Dartmouth) so soon after the 2006 renovation. It turns out that the roof insulation failed some time ago, and the college sued the renovation architects and builders back in 2012 (see the order […]
The old idea of the trophy room for intercollegiate athletics seems to be shifting toward something closer to a museum, with text and graphics (reproductions of historic images, not originals) arranged to tell a story. Objects are displayed in support of the story rather than as the spoils of victory. The Friends of Dartmouth Football […]
Jens Larson is on the cover of a Bucknell University magazine from 2009 (pdf). The cover story describes his 1932 master plan in the context of new plan by SBRA. The roof of Alumni Gym over the Michael Pool is to be renovated again (The Dartmouth). Clement Meadmore’s 1978 COR-TEN sculpture Perdido has been installed […]
The Dartmouth has an interesting report on sports medicine at the college. First, it is intriguing that the sports medicine staffers fall under the direction of Health Services rather than the Athletic Department. Second, the Athletic Department is looking to have a training building built: The Athletic Department and Health Services are currently considering the […]
A graphical article based on research by Barbara Krieger in the July/August Alumni Magazine nicely covers a larger exhibit in the History Room in Baker. It is good to see the site for the amphitheater named as Murdough rather than the Bema, which is the site that that drawing is usually said to describe. One […]
News notes on construction projects old and new: An anonymous donation has named the fitness center recently installed in the old gymnasium space at the top of Alumni Gym for former Trustee Charles Zimmerman ’23 Tu ’24 (The Dartmouth, Bloomberg). An article in the Valley News on Harris Trail at Hanover and the Class of […]
The diamond at Red Rolfe is being completely rebuilt, and, with a grandstand, dugouts, and a press box, will become part of Biondi Park. Press Release; Project page. Clark Companies and Gale Associates are the field consultants, and Lavallee Brensinger, designer of the gym renovation, is designing the grandstand. The project page has a perspective […]
The temporary dining hall to substitute for Thayer while it is being replaced will stand near Alumni Gym, The Dartmouth reports. The areas near the tennis courts on either side seem to be good candidates.
Lavallee/Brensinger has photos of the gym at Projects > Educational. A pdf posted by Brailsford & Dunlavey states that HOK Sport also worked on the project, which is not reported elsewhere. —– [Update 11.17.2012: Broken link to LBPA fixed, broken links to pdf and HOK Sport removed.]
Gwathmey-Siegel has some very nice photographs of Berry Sports Center.
The OPDC has posted photos of the progress on the new Varsity House (one of the photos shows Memorial Field in the context of the campus), the Montgomery House renovation (check the pondside facade), and the Soccer Field (with the turf in place and grandstand going in). Most notable are the photos of the landscaping […]
Dartmouth Life has an update on new athletic facilities and notes the upcoming renovation of Red Rolfe Field. Artificial turf will replace the grass, the dugouts will be rehabilitated, and a new scoreboard will replace the old.
The fitness center in the “gymnasium” at the top of Alumni Gym has opened (press release). Photos show a room far busier than when it was a forgotten space on campus.
Bruce Wood reports at Green Alert on town zoning approval for the Varsity House, noting the speed of the project and the fact that it will dismantle and reassemble the upper rows of the existing bleachers rather than demolish the whole structure — which seems very frugal. The plans indicate that the football locker rooms […]
The Office of Planning, Design & Construction has posted several photos of February work on the drill hall or upper gym of Alumni Gymnasium. Compare this early-twentieth century view: Â
Construction on the new Varsity House started February 22, and detailed information on the latest addition to Dartmouth’s 113-year-old athletic park appeared on line last week. The building has a project page that includes several November 2005 renderings that now depict the building in red brick, like the Gym, rather than in the green panels […]
A rendering of the new fitness center in the renovated drill hall of Alumni Gymnasium seems to show an elevator blocking much of the thermal window at that end of the building; perhaps there was no choice of where to put it, and on-center was better than off-center… 1 18.2006 “Fitness center” substituted for “mezzanine” […]