The Irving Institute Building

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

About the Building

Energy is a crossroads, where technology, policy, culture, geopolitics, economics, and environment come together. The location of the new home for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society embodies this cross-cutting nature of energy. Sited between the Tuck School of Business and the Thayer School of Engineering, and in the direct view of the Baker Library Tower, the symbolic heart of the College's liberal arts commitment, the building will serve as a nexus of Dartmouth energy and society research, education, and engagement, across all disciplines. 
Construction of the four-story building began in October 2019, with a projected completion date of winter 2022. When finished, the highly energy efficient 55,000-square-foot facility will contain teaching and learning spaces, faculty and research offices, demonstration labs, meeting and collaboration spaces, a cafe, and other space designed to foster informal interaction among faculty, researchers, and students. Dartmouth's Sustainability Office will relocate to the new building, which will also house a number of Tuck and Thayer faculty offices and labs. 

The Irving Institute Building At A Glance

  • +/- 55,000 gross square feet
  • Four stories with classrooms below, atrium and café on the main level, and programmatic space (offices, collaboration rooms and dry labs) on the upper floors
  • Sited between Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering
  • Built with the intention to obtain LEED platinum certification
  • Will be the highest-performing building on campus
  • Architects: Goody Clancy
  • Construction managed by: Turner Construction