Irving Institute Receives Merit Award from AIA NH
While relating well to the context of traditional buildings, a bold brush stroke of contrasting clarity in a glass lantern provides a strong visual terminus to Tuck Mall. The jury further appreciated how the building works as an ensemble with an existing building to frame a dynamic, welcoming, and sociable interior atrium space, while giving a new front to the existing Murdough Hall.
We are pleased to share that the Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College was recognized by AIA New Hampshire with a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Design! Given this project’s emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, it was wonderful to celebrate this milestone with members of our project team. Thank you to AIA NH for facilitating this wonderful event, and congratulations to the other award recipients!
The Irving Institute is a new home for interdisciplinary energy research and education. The building’s high-performance features accomplish more than a campus precedent for energy use; human-centric design elements, including the extensive use of natural ventilation and daylighting, enrich occupant well-being and actively engage users in energy conservation.
The new facility is a vibrant hub of collaboration—its inviting, sun-lit atrium has become the “living room” for the west end of campus, encouraging unique collaborative partnerships to form between disciplines. Its program includes a cafe, teaching lab, flexible workstations, private offices, and a variety of collaboration and meeting spaces.