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ECSC Recognized by American Institute of Architects

Oct 20, 2023   |   Dartmouth News

Dartmouth's Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center (ECSC) is one of three campus buildings to receive a 2023 award from the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). ECSC, designed by HGA, won the merit award for Excellence in Architectural Design—Commercial/ Institutional, recognizing that "the building's design fosters collaboration to promote synergies between fields that spark discovery and solutions to global science and engineering challenges."

An aerial perspective of Dartmouth's West End District including the Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

"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.

Dartmouth completed construction of ECSC in March of 2022. In addition to housing faculty in engineering and computer science, ECSC is also home to the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, the Dali Lab, and the Electron Microscope Facility. The expanded 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, ECSC was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification, the US Green Building Council's highest designation for sustainable design. LEED is the internationally recognized benchmark for eco-friendly building design, construction and operation.

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