Lebanon, NH – JSA Design, a Portsmouth architecture, planning, and interior design firm, announced its partnership with The Michaels Organization for the design and development of graduate student housing on a 53-acre parcel owned by Dartmouth College on Mount Support Road in Lebanon. Groundbreaking on construction was held late this summer.
The project will consist of four 4-story residential buildings with a management office/community center arranged in a community setting. The project is being designed to appeal to Dartmouth’s graduate students and will have a modern expression, utilizing traditional materials in a vibrant way. Centered around the clubhouse, it will provide interactive opportunities as well as a strong connection to the natural environment with extensions to the existing trail system that extends from the location.
At the heart of the community, the clubhouse, consisting of a large gathering space, an active fireplace, study booths, gaming area and gym, will be open 24-7 to all residents. Finishes in the clubhouse will be rustic with a modern twist to reflect the historic nature of the upper valley as well as the modern active lifestyle of the residents.
The residential buildings will have a selection of housing choices from studio, one-, two-, -three, and four-bedroom apartments.
Studies are provided on each floor to promote social and academic interaction. The complex is expected to provide 300 units and is projected to be completed by the fall of 2022.