Friday, 6 December 2013
The recent dedication of Austin College’s IDEA Center in Sherman, Texas, celebrated the realization of the College’s long-standing vision for an interdisciplinary home for the sciences.
“The beautiful building behind me – and the living laboratory around its exterior – gives us good reason to celebrate,” said Austin College president Marjorie Hass before a gathering of trustees, donors, and the wider campus community.
Following the event, Shepley Bulfinch principal Elise Woodward said, “Walking through the IDEA Center at its dedication was the wonderful culmination of more than a ...[more]
Monday, 25 November 2013
One of an occasional series
Phased development can be a practical approach to project planning for a number of reasons, including financial, strategic, and operational flexibility.
Building a new facility in rational phases and allowing future occupants to fit out their own spaces is a strategy often used in the commercial development that institutions can adopt.
Many clients know they will need expanded facilities in the future, but cannot determine specific funding streams at planning outset with any certainty. Often, having additional space will open up new program opportunities such as research grants. Building generic core and shell space that can flex in the future allows institutions to react to the ebbs and ...[more]
Friday, 22 November 2013
Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge FAIA, LEED AP received the Award of Excellence at the 14th annual Women in Design Awards, which was hosted at the Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) this week.
The award is presented “in recognition of a person who has designed one’s own life in design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the world of design and the community at large.” Carole, who became Shepley Bulfinch’s first female president in 2004, was honored for her leadership transforming ...[more]
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
The design thinking behind the facade of the University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Science Building is “More than skin deep,” as detailed in an online feature in the current issue of Texas Architect.
Speaking with writer Jack Murphy, Shepley Bulfinch architect Luke Voiland discussed the materiality of the facade, including the fritted glass and the articulated precast system that creates a series of shifting patterns of light and shadow as the sun crosses the sky.
The Health and Biomedical Science Building was dedicated earlier this year.
More Than Skin ...[more]
Monday, 28 October 2013
Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Specialty Center in Detroit is designed and built to create a culture of wellness for a new generation of children in Detroit. That’s the gist of “An environment for healing,” a feature on the Center that appears in the October 2013 issue of CAM magazine. The Construction Association of Michigan profiled the Specialty Center as one of its Projects of the Year.
The article focuses on the design and delivery of this high-impact project. In the words of Shepley principal Elise Woodward, “We wanted ...[more]
Monday, 30 September 2013
Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to welcome healthcare planning and design leader David H. Derr, AIA, as a principal in the firm’s Phoenix office, where he will lead the healthcare practice in the Southwest.
In announcing the appointment, president Carole Wedge said “David’s strategic understanding of regional and national healthcare trends are a real strength as we advance our presence in the expanding healthcare markets of the West and Southwest.”
David has led healthcare planning and design projects that span the US and the Middle East, with experience in expanding firms’ healthcare practices. His ...[more]