After a few days’ outage, this site is up again with a new appearance. The old WordPress theme was not being maintained by its developer and needed to be dropped. As usual, if you have any news about design or construction projects on campus, you are welcome to send it in to email@example.com.
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 […]
An update of the “North Block” golf course development idea: Take a look at the Perkins + Will plan for the Poplar Point Development In Washington, D.C. Naturally Dartmouth wouldn’t need this density or scale, but it could learn from the extension of the existing street grid to form irregular quadrangular blocks; the treatment of […]
That Occom Ridge house that was captured in a state of extreme disarray in various aerials has indeed been replaced by a new house by Haynes & Garthwaite. Bing has a more recent aerial view. The graduate and professional schools’ heraldry is on display on the college’s new website. The graduation gowns of the schools […]
The Advanced Surgery Center addition to the north end of the DHMC complex will open this summer (Thayer School News). A presentation about the ASC reveals that it will have a distinct circulation route for animals. Thayer School’s $300 House Project from a while back has been written up in The Guardian: After the contest, […]
Baker is displaying an exhibit titled Innovation on the Slopes: The Early Years of Skiing at Dartmouth, and the Rauner blog has a post on the historic 1935 J-bar lift at Oak Hill. Dartmouth Now has an article on the Skiway. The Green Building Information Gateway has some information (pdf) on the North Campus Academic […]
It is easy to forget that the Rufus Graves who was extremely involved in the college and the town — and who built the first bridge over the river at Hanover — is the same Rufus Graves who was central in the founding of Amherst College (Amherst bio). The New York Times has an article […]
A thorough post on the use of goats in fraternity imagery covers the use of the term “goat room” to describe a meeting room. That term has been used a number of Dartmouth houses including Tri-Kap, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Zeta Psi, Sigma Nu, and Psi Upsilon. The first Goat Room built by […]
As Dartmo. enters its 17th year, the Dartmo.15 badge has been removed. Over at Lamb & Rich, a post about putting off the proposed publication date for the book. Thanks to Ameridane Press for the link to
Thanks to DADA for including the book in the inaugural exhibition. Thanks for citations by Bryant Tolles, in Architecture & Academe: College Buildings in New England before 1860 (UPNE, 2011), and the Rauner Library Blog, in a post on Dartmouth Hall. Thanks also to T. Barton Thurber for the citation to the Rich thesis in […]
December of 2010 marks the unofficial beginning of this website’s fifteenth year. For the anniversary, I will be posting a bit about the history of the site and will try to clear the shelves of a few old and unfinished article ideas: The Upper Valley Subway Map The full text of William C. Hill’s Dartmouth […]
In the spring of 1995, I started posting webpages on a server where I had space as a student. Some of the pages had observations on Dartmouth architecture. This is an example: After graduating, I put up some of the information on a new server (I think it was at alaska.net) and titled the collection […]
Jonathan Good wrote a proposal for a heraldic coat of arms for Dartmouth College in 1995. This website has linked to Good’s pamphlet at several locations over the years and is happy to host it once again. As the proposal explains, the new symbol would be an adjunct to the existing coat of arms rather […]
Dartmo. has a new appearance. The change allows readers to subscribe to an RSS feed and comment on posts, and it will make software upgrades easier. The old look was created in February of 2005. The new version is incidentally Flash-free as well. [Update 04.18.2010: Comments actually working now.] [Update 05.01.2010: Sidebar links on category […]
Thanks to Alex Hanson for the mention in “In Hanover, Architects Note A 19th-Century Sensibility,” Valley News (22 November 2008). The Lamb & Rich monograph page has become a separate blog. Posts related to that project will no longer appear here. —– [Update 03.31.2013: Broken link to article removed.]
About 600 individual projects by Lamb & Wheeler/Rich have been identified for the book. Progress is occurring in the Manhattan projects, while the Colgate University/family projects remain mysterious. Illustrations are beginning to come in, and a tentative publication date of early 2012 has been established.
As mentioned in the Dartmouth Parents & Grandparents Fund newsletter (Winter 2009), the book project underway at the moment is a monograph on Lamb & Rich. This is the same project mentioned back in 2004 and will take a few more years to complete. —– [Update 05.11.2013: Broken link to parents newsletter removed.]
About 85 views have been added to Views of Dartmouth. The most interesting ones are the interior views of the Heating Plant (found in Views > East Side) and old photos of the west and south sides of the Green (in Views > West Side and > General Views).