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Hitchcock Residence Hall, Dartmouth College

The Hitchcock Hall project is an $11.7 million renovation and addition to a prominent, historic residence hall, built in 1913 and designed by Charles Rich. The project maintains the historic character of a much-loved dormitory while realizing the college’s current programmatic, operational, and sustainable design objectives. The scope of work includes a new plan layout for 86 bedrooms, and new elevator, stair towers and entrances to make the facility fully accessible.

The renovation incorporates a large double height lounge with a balcony and full kitchen on the first floor, smaller study lounges with small kitchens on the upper floors, and a community director’s apartment. The energy efficiency of the building envelope was improved by the installation of insulation in the walls and roof, and new windows with insulated glazing. The project also features new energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, lighting systems that minimize energy consumption, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a new fire protection system.