Thursday, 21 January 2010
BOSTON, MA – Applications are now being accepted for Shepley Bulfinch’s 2010 Summer Design Fellowship. The application deadline is February 26, 2010.
Is this for you? This highly competitive Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a promising architecture student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in the design studio of an international architectural firm in Boston. We welcome applications from a diverse range of students and institutions. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, including Penn, the University of Kansas, NC State, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and MIT.
The Fellowship ...[more]
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
BOSTON, MA – National architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch of Boston and Merzproject of Phoenix today announced their merger. The merger unites Shepley Bulfinch, one of the country’s leading design firms, and Merzproject, named a 2009 Design Vanguard firm by Architectural Record. Starting today, the Phoenix office will be known as Merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch.
With this merger, Merz and Shepley bring a shared passion for the transformative power of design and Shepley’s capacity for the delivery of complex institutional projects to clients throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The firm will continue to develop relationships in all of its major practice areas – education, ...[more]
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Building projects are becoming increasingly complex and fast paced and funding is becoming more and more limited. In this climate collaboration among project teams is being increasingly expected. Integrated Project Delivery is one example of attempting true collaboration among team members such as engineers, contractors and architects. While this term describes a specific project organization, it could also be viewed as a general description of an improved collaborative process. However, collaboration does not always come naturally. Builders, engineers, architects and owners are trained very differently and with diverging priorities. Our training occurs within a vacuum of our own discipline and insulates us from other disciplines.
How can we change this? In ...[more]
Monday, 9 November 2009
Welcome to the redesign of our primary website (www.shepleybulfinch.com) and its new interactive partner site (http://inside.shepleybulfinch.com). Links at the top right of both sites allow you to toggle back and forth between the two.
We’ve come a long way since our last major redesign in late 2006. Our online portfolio now includes more than 70 select projects and communicates the depth and breadth of our work. The site is now a primary research tool for current and potential employees, clients, consultants, and journalists.
Now it’s time to turn a good monologue ...[more]
Monday, 2 November 2009
I was surprised when someone recently asked in passing if there was really anything behind the term “integrated design.” or if it was just the latest buzzword in architecture. I couldn’t imagine anything more off base, but it did get me thinking.
If you were tasked with solving an enormously complex problem utilizing a team of highly trained professionals, each representing different, but related, disciplines, wouldn’t you want to create a situation in which all the various expertise on the team could be leveraged to its maximum potential?
If a successful solution to the problem ...[more]
Friday, 28 August 2009
Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge was in the spotlight as this week’s “Doer’s Profile” in AIArchitect, the weekly online newsletter of the American Institute of Architects.
In her interview with Sara Fernandez Cendon, Carole talks about women in architecture and the value of a diversity of perspectives in design. In 2004, Carole became the firm’s first female president, and today is a member of the AIA’s Large Firm Roundtable. She is speaking at the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit in Chicago in September.
AIA “Doer’s Profile” – August 28, 2009