Fahey and McLane Residence Halls are a new 162 bed, LEED Gold Certified facility for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College. The building is oriented along Tuck Mall, an east-west axis, to take advantage of the southern exposure, step down with the slope of the site, and provide wonderful views of the campus. The new building completes a residential cluster with two adjacent residence halls, and provides interior and exterior spaces for activities and collaboration among all of the students in the cluster. The large commons room accommodates up to 250 people for planned events such as lectures, presentations, films, and dinners. In addition, there are study lounges, living rooms and kitchens on each floor. The project includes standing column wells that provide ground source heat rejection for the radiant floor heating/cooling system, a highly insulated building envelope, insulated wood windows, and energy efficient mechanical equipment and light fixtures. The sustainable materials incorporated into the building include structural steel and copper roofing with a high recycled content, fly ash concrete and precast plank, FSC certified wood and plywood, and low-emitting paints and sealants.
Jane Lawson-Bell served as Principal in Charge for the Fahey and McLane Residence Halls while a Principal at Atkin Olshin Lawson-Bell Architects, Philadelphia, PA.