Dartmouth College, Anonymous Hall Academic Renovation & Expansion

Anonymous Hall, a $28 million-dollar, 32,995 sf faculty and graduate center named for alumni and friends who have quietly supported the college over two centuries, was completed on Dartmouth College’s campus in May 2020. The project reuses and adds to a vacant 1960s library to create a new administrative and social center for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a community hub in the heart of Dartmouth’s siloed north campus quad. The project consists primarily of individual offices for a range of faculty and staff, but also includes some classroom, conference rooms, study space, and a graduate lounge at the lower level. Designed for LEED Gold, Anonymous Hall placed an emphasis on energy efficiency, attempting to achieve 2030 energy performance with the 1960s building. The Projected Energy Use Index of Anonymous Hall was reduced from 25 kilo British Thermal Units to 9 kBTu/sf/y once the solar panels were installed resulting in a nearly net-zero building.

Client: Leers Weinzapfel Architects
Location: Hanover, NH

2021 – WAN Awards Glass in Architecture Finalist
2021 – World Architects Building of the Year Finalist
2021 – Retrofit Metamorphosis Award, First Place in “Addition”
2021 – The Plan Awards – Finalist, Education
2021 – DNA Paris Awards – Winner, Architecture/Educational & Sports, 2021

EUI (Energy Utilization Index):

9 kBtu/SF/Y – 76% energy reduction compared to the 2030 baseline