ECSC Wins Award for Excellence in Architectural Design

The Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center has been recognized for Excellence in Architectural Design—Commercial/ Institutional by the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The merit award citation recognizes that "the building's design fosters collaboration to promote synergies between fields that spark discovery and solutions to global science and engineering challenges."

In addition to housing faculty in computer science and engineering, the ECSC building, designed by HGA, also houses the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, the DALI Lab, and the Electron Microscope Facility. The expanded engineering and computer science programs in this building increase access to faculty through lower student-faculty ratios, expand opportunity for all students to integrate engineering and the liberal arts, and increase research and entrepreneurship opportunities.

In April, the ECSC was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest designation for sustainable design. LEED is the internationally recognized benchmark for eco-friendly building design, construction and operation.

Besides ECSC, the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and the Dartmouth Hall renovation project also received awards from NH AIA for Excellence in Architectural Design and the Monahan Preservation Honor Award as an exemplary historic preservation project respectively.

"We are delighted that the New Hampshire AIA has recognized the outstanding work that went into these projects, which mean so much to our institution and the whole Dartmouth community," says Josh Keniston, senior vice president of capital planning and campus operations.