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Shepley Bulfinch Boston office closed for storm

Monday, 26 January 2015

Due to the severe snowstorm, Shepley Bulfinch’s Boston office is closed on Tuesday, January 27.

The office is scheduled to reopen for business on Wednesday, January 28.

Visitors who have meetings scheduled on Tuesday or Wednesday should call to confirm before travelling.

Landscape and the campus ideal

Monday, 12 January 2015

Scott SlarskyThe American campus is unique as a Utopian construct that creates a setting for scholarship that keeps nature close. At the turn of the last century, the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted in turn influenced the campuses of John Russell Pope, Jens Larson, and others.

Many of the campuses that were designed in this spirit have seen this rhythm of landscape and built form disrupted and diminished over the decades as institutions bowed to the pressure to accommodate new programs. This was exacerbated by a generation of academic buildings that focused inward, turning their ...[more]

Jennifer Aliber honored by American College of Healthcare Architects

Monday, 15 December 2014

Jennifer Aliber AIA, FACHAShepley Bulfinch principal Jennifer Aliber, AIA, has been elected to the Council of Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). She received the honor in recognition of her leadership in developing and advancing a metrics-based approach to space programming and planning that has elevated the practice of healthcare architecture.

Today, at a time when healthcare costs are under unprecedented scrutiny, her national contributions to the development of accurate space planning metrics are paying off as an essential element in efficient capital project management. She has presented and written widely on ...[more]

Hesburgh Library renovation emphasizes connectivity

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Notre Dame announced the start of the interior renovation of the University’s iconic Hesburgh Library later this month, at the end of a year in which the Library celebrated its 50th anniversary.

“The 50th anniversary gave us the opportunity to both celebrate a remarkable past and build upon this foundation to create a leading research library for the 21st century,” said Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC. “Now is the time to make a transformational leap forward through a bold renovation that will keep Hesburgh Library the centerpiece of Notre Dame’s intellectual pursuits and an enduring symbol of our academic excellence.”

This phase will focus on making the library more ...[more]

Sparkle+Chime – making magic

Monday, 24 November 2014

What does it take to make magic in a park?

This fall Shepley created Sparkle+Chime, an art installation made up of over 3600 small mirrors and discs suspended from the trees to create dancing patterns of light and delicate chiming. The making of Sparkle+Chime required an all-out office effort led by mostly junior staff, and drew on the diverse experience – from rock climbing to jewelry making – of the core production team. Inspired by a compelling conceptual design from competition winner Jean Kim, we took up the challenge to make ...[more]

Proof of the pudding: Modularity and the successful master plan

16 November 2014

Healthcare Design '14, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, Shepley Bulfinch
Angela Watson, AIA, LEED AP, Shepley Bulfinch

LEED Gold for Colby’s Davis Science Center

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

LEED Gold

Sometimes the best lesson in environmental responsibility on campus is the academic building around you.

For Colby College, its commitment to sustainable design and practice was affirmed when the Davis Science Center received LEED Gold Certification this fall from the US Green Building Council.

The Center is Shepley Bulfinch’s eighth project to be LEED Gold Certified.

The design responds to the Georgian architecture of Colby’s existing campus while incorporating best practices in sustainable design, including local sourcing of materials. The dominant exterior material is water struck ‘Colby Blend’ brick, manufactured by the same nearby brickyard that ...[more]

Going global: culture shock!

29 October 2014

ABX Architecture Boston Expo, Boston, MA