JSA Design Breaks Ground With New Housing for Dartmouth College


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. –JSA Design, an 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, NH.

After a period of due diligence with the city of Lebanon and the initial design stages kicking off earlier in the year, groundbreaking on construction officially commenced late this summer.

“JSA is honored to team with The Michaels Organization and Dartmouth in providing a
private development solution aimed at the growing need for housing in the Upper Valley,”
said North Sturtevant, Principal and CEO of JSA.

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, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments. Studies are provided on each floor to
promote social and academic interaction.

The complex is expected to provide 300 units and projected to be completed and open to renters by the fall of 2022.