Dartmouth College – Hood Museum of Art

Dartmouth College, established in 1769 and a member of the Ivy League, is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Dartmouth ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The original Hood Museum of Art was designed by postmodern architect, Charles Moore, and was completed in 1985. It is among the largest and oldest college or university collections in the United States and is dedicated to its mission as a teaching institution.

Renovation of the existing Hood Museum and expansion into the adjacent Wilson Hall, increased museum space by 40% and tripled classroom space. Gallery space for the 65,000-piece collection increased from 10 to 15 galleries. The project also included a new façade, redesigned entryways, and a new link building joining Hood and Wilson. MEPF infrastructure has been upgraded and/or replaced, along with renovations to the central plant in order to accommodate the program. Information technology system design included telephone and data cabling, electronic support equipment, and infrastructure requirements.

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Location: Hanover, New Hampshire

Completion Date: 2019

Architects: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

Awards: 2023 Merit Award AIA New York Design Awards

Altieri Services: MEPF, IT