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Dartmouth College Hopkins Center for the Arts

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Hopkins Center for the Arts

Hanover, NH

A groundbreaking structure, the Hopkins Center for the Arts is a dynamic social and cultural destination on the Dartmouth College campus. Originally designed by Wallace Harrison in 1962, Bora had the pleasure of transforming this unique build.

Our master plan outlined a series of phased improvements. These improvements provided a much-needed space for performance, rehearsal, event support, and creative research too. Bora’s renovation transformed the library into a collaborative and social center while also strengthening ties to the surrounding arts district.

In physical form the design reflects Dartmouth’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. The build employs a series of transparent boxes that penetrate the opaque modern exterior at each entry point. Then also allowing the creativity within students and faculty to engage the surrounding campus.

Size

150,000sf renovation; 100,000sf addition

Collaborators

LeMessurier Consultants

Van Zelm Consultants

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Threshold Acoustics