Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums

Designers: Charles W. Moore and Chad Floyd, Architects (firm); Chad Floyd (architect); Charles Willard Moore (architect)

Dates: constructed 1985

total floor area: 40,000 sq. ft.

6 East Wheelock Street
Dartmouth College Campus, Hanover, NH 03755

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The architect Charles W. Moore designed this art museum with architect Chad Floyd during the early-to-mid-1980s.

Building History

The noted architect and educator Charles Willard Moore (1925-1993) designed this museum with Chad Floyd. It was completed in 1985.

Building Notes

The Hood Museum's original configuration contained approximately 40,000 square feet. It contained 10 gallery spaces, a study and storage facilty, a 204-seat auditorium and administrative offices and meeting rooms.


The New York architectural firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects proposed a significant remodeling and enlargement of the Hood Art Museum in 2016. They added six new galleries and three new teaching spaces in the Bernstein Center for Object Study. Their $50 million design for Hood Museum enlargement did not occur without consternation: "To create all this new space, TWBTA had to make a controversial change to the existing Moore building that solicited serious criticism in 2016. They filled in a large, sweeping courtyard that previously served as a gateway from the Green to the surrounding arts buildings and downtown Hanover. The new construction straightened out the Hood Museum and removed a Romanesque archway at the front of the structure that signaled its presence on campus and led visitors to the museum’s actual entrance beyond." (See Sydney Franklin, Architect's, "Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects renovated and expands Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art," published 01/30/2019, accessed 10/28/2021.)

PCAD id: 10619