The renovation of the three-story Wilson Hall at Dartmouth College transforms a circa 1884 Richardsonian library from an underutilized multi-purpose building into a needed performing-arts facility. Centerbrook accurately restored Wilson Hall's exterior to its historic splendor while creating new interior elements that sharply contrast with its historic architecture.

On the upper floors, Dartmouth's film studies department and studios share proximity to rehearsal space for the adjacent Hopkins Center for Performing Arts. The middle floor provides seminar and lecture rooms and houses the drama department's library. The basement's tangle of Romanesque brick arches houses administrative offices for the Hopkins Center.

The building is joined with the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center main lobby by a new connector influenced by Wilson Hall's Romanesque proportions.

Photography © Steve Rosenthal