Dartmouth College Roth Center for Jewish Life

A bridge between campus and community, this building brings cultural, academic, and social activities together along a central gallery.

Designed of simple white painted clapboard, the Roth Center blends into a residential street at the edge of the campus. The double-height sanctuary adjoins the street entrance, welcoming visitors. It can be divided to serve multiple religious and social functions. The library adjoins the campus entrance, welcoming students arriving on foot. Between these two volumes, classrooms, a nursery, a double kitchen, student lounge, and offices open onto a gallery, which is a gathering space for campus and community.

Hanover, New Hampshire
1998

10,500 gross square feet

Awards
  • Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
  • Faith & Form Religious Architecture Award


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