In this before image, the main block of the building is only three levels high:
The Koetter | Kim & Associates website includes an intriguing sketch, of which this is an excerpt:
Note the expansion of Thayer School all the way down Thayer Drive to West Wheelock Street, giving a “public” face to engineering (or business, for that matter) for the first time. Bold! Although the scale of the buildings in the image might not be the most appropriate, this would be a better use of the vacant land than what exists.
Source: Koetter | Kim & Associates > Projects > Projects List > MacLean Engineering Sciences Center > fourth image.
As the irregular grassy plot in front of the River Cluster becomes better defined and and is transformed into a front door to the Tuck School (through the school’s Whittemore Hall), the space needs a name.
Landscape architects Saucier & Flynn have mentioned “Whittemore Green” in town planning meetings (pdf).
[Update 11.17.2012: Broken link to 11 July 2006 minutes removed.]
The Office of Planning, Design & Construction continues to generously post photos of construction projects, including final views of the exterior of the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center at the Thayer School.
The MacLean Engineering Sciences Center was clad in brick during the fall and now presents a recognizable form. See construction photos.
The Thayer School has posted aerial views of its new MacLean Engineering Sciences Center under construction.
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The Valley News reports on the largest construction boom in recent memory, with $180 million in College and Town projects underway.
The framing for Thayer’s new building was topped off on March 30.
More images of the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center are on line. This building is big. An interesting little entry courtyard with gateposts that was not noticeable in earlier views shows up in a new view and is an almost exact analogue of the larger windswept space on the other side of the Thayer School, where it joins Murdough. This one looks to be more effective.
This month’s Dartmouth Life has an overview of the nine largest projects underway, with images of several of them. Two that have received little press lately but seem to get the go-ahead here are the Visual Arts Center on Lebanon Street (Machado and Silvetti) and the Tuck School dormitory/classroom complex that sounds bigger than when first announced:
The facility will consist of three connected buildings: the east and west residential buildings, and the central classroom and learning bulding.
[Update 11.10.2012: Broken link to news article replaced, broken links to Goody Clancy pages fixed.]
The Thayer School has posted plans and renderings of its new building, now under construction.