Moosilauke demo official; other items

Dartmouth Now reports in “House Professors Named to Residential Communities“: The house professors will each serve a four-year term beginning July 1, 2015, and will move into on-campus residences near their respective house communities the following summer. In fact, other than the current East Wheelock professor, who will continue, none of the professors has been […]

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Building projects budgeted for; other news

The Town budget includes funding for construction of walk/bike path along Lyme Road to the Reservoir Road roundabout. The paved path will be separated from the road by a tree lawn (The Dartmouth). Tri-Kap appears finally to be tackling its Fuller Audit improvements, planning to erect an addition designed by Domus Custom Builders (Zoning Board […]

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The inevitable demolition news

First, the Brown game takes place today. It will be the last game played before Jens Larson’s 1923 West Stands at Memorial Field. The steel-framed concrete seating terraces will be demolished and removed from behind the brick facade, which will remain, beginning this week. Second, The Dartmouth reports that: The College also plans to rebuild […]

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College Cleaners demo, other items

Athletic Director Harry Sheehy interviewed in the Valley News: If you talked to our previous coaching staff, we were injured because we had to practice outside, but I don’t buy it. I would love to have an indoor facility so you could practice indoors for an hour and outdoors for an hour. I’m not saying […]

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Kendal, sprawling onto the Chieftain property?

Banwell Architects has a page noting their work with architects RLPS on the Kendal master plan. In the image provided, a random scatter of foreground parking lots is ornamented by several identical new buildings. The designers are dealing with a lot of topography; but still, this design lacks the coherence or focus of the existing […]

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A new master plan for CRREL

This is impressive and fairly unexpected: an Oregon firm called The Urban Collaborative has helped design a master plan and building code for CRREL. Here’s a recent aerial of the site from Google Maps: Master planning started back in 2010 (see Public Works Digest pdf). The Army bought from Dartmouth the bulk of the land […]

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New surgical wing; other topics

The college recently unveiled a plaque announcing the Orozco Frescoes’ status as a National Historic Landmark (Dartmouth Now). No images yet. Dartmouth Engineer has a story on the new Center for Surgical Innovation. This addition to DHMC is one of the few parts of the complex not designed by SBRA (post). A Kendal news release […]

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Campus construction and other topics

The Dartmouth has an article on campus construction projects. Nice photos of the Visual Arts Center are to be found in ArchDaily (via Dartmouth College Planning). The Grad Studies Office is moving from Wentworth to a renovated space at 37 Dewey Field Road (Home 37). Bruce Wood at the Big Green Alert Blog has this […]

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Organic Farm master planning, other topics

The Planner’s Blog announced that Maclay Architects of Vermont is working on a master plan for the Organic Farm north of campus. One proposed land-use diagram mentions a possible site for a child-care center. Dartmouth Now has an article on the new restaurant in the Inn, located right at the southeast corner of the intersection […]

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Kendal is buying the Chieftain

The Valley News reports that Kendal at Hanover will purchase the Chieftain Motor Inn (see also The Dartmouth. As the News reports, the fondly-recalled 23-room motel was built during the early 1950s on a 10.7-acre parcel along the River just beyond what is now the Kendal continuing-care retirement community: —– [Update 11.11.2013: Broken link to […]

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The Riverfront Master Plan

The College Planner has made available long-term proposals of the Riverfront Master Plan (pdf) by Milone & MacBroom of Waterbury Vt. The plan contains several intriguing ideas: New buildings behind and next to (north of) the Friends Boathouse. The expansion of the Fuller Boathouse and the rebuilding or removal of the singles shed next to […]

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Inn updates, the story of Bean’s Art Store, and other notes

The Dartmouth has a story on Bean’s Art Store, the little shop near the Hop (behind Ledyard National Bank) that has been furnishing Studio Art students with their squishy erasers and tubes of paint for decades. Dartbeat has a post with photos on the progress at the Visual Arts Center. Big Green Alert Blog notes […]

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The Hospital Bridge and the Hanover Bypass

An extremely expensive new bridge and highway could clear a route through the woods from Lahaye Drive (the hospital’s southern access road) over Colburn Hill, around Boston Lot Lake, over Route 10, and over the Connecticut River to an intersection with Vermont Route 5 at the Bugbee Street exit off Interstate 91. Mockup of potential […]

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Fullington Farm making slow progress as a rowing venue

The Friends of Hanover Crew project outline includes a site plan and textual overview with photos (pdf). The old dairy barn will be renovated for boat storage, placing this project in a long tradition of transforming agricultural buildings for boating purposes. —– [Update 08.03.2013: Broken link to Friends replaced.] [Update 03.31.2013: Broken links to outline […]

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Completion of the new dock

The Dartmouth reports on the project, and the Planner has some closer photos. The D also had an article in July. (The Planner’s Office now has not only a blog and website but also a domain name, dartmouthplanning.com.) Although the dock project includes bank stabilization and plantings, it continues the trend of intensified development on […]

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