Dartmouth College – Hood Museum Renovation & Addition

Renovation and expansion of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, NH. The job was a combination of newly constructed facilities and restored and updated spaces from the original 1985 Charles Moore building.

Client:   Dartmouth College
Designer:  Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Size:  62,400 SF
Photography:  Michael Moran Studio

Project Features

  • Demolition of existing building elements, interior renovations, and a steel frame expansion.
  • Six new galleries.
  • Three new classrooms.
  • New ground floor space for meetings, dinners and performances.
  • New entrance on the Dartmouth Green opening into a grand atrium space.
  • Off-white Danish brick façade.
  • New roof which acts as a shading device for windows in the staircase.
  • Installation of a 14-sf window in the upper level gallery space.
  • Widening of the walkway beneath the museum.
  • Upgraded collection storage and curatorial spaces.
  • Repaired existing building envelope and HVAC systems.
  • Increased museum floor size by 50%.

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