Friday, 10 May 2013
Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to welcome seminal design leader Scott Slarsky, who has joined the firm as a director.
In announcing the appointment, president Carole Wedge said, ďScott is an exciting new design voice for Shepley Bulfinch, with passion, vision, and a deep understanding of how design can provide clarity of purpose and mission during times of institutional growth and change.Ē
Scott cites Spanish modernism as a particular influence on his work, drawing from formative years spent in Madrid working with Rafael Moneo and Juan Navarro Baldeweg.† As a co-founder of designLAB, Scott and his ...[more]
Friday, 3 May 2013
The Brody Learning Commons at Johns Hopkins University, which has been packed since its doors opened last August, has something big to celebrate this week: LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. It’s the first new construction on the schoolís Homewood campus to earn this distinction.
The Learning Commonsí sustainable strategies include:
Managing solar gain: Heat gain and loss from the glass curtain wall system was combated by high-performance glass, automated interior shades, and perimeter (hydronic) heating and cooling.
Energy efficiency: While the under-floor air distribution system ...[more]
Thursday, 21 March 2013
What can you come up with to transform a parking lot into a†community gathering place, in the face†of financial and logistical†constraints? That was the challenge facing design teams in the Flat Lot competition in Flint, Michigan. “Knot Lot,” a Shepley Bulfinch team submission, was chosen as one of five finalists from among 221 entries in the competition, which was sponsored by the Flint (Michigan) Public Art Project and the Flint chapter of the AIA.† Knot Lot and other top entries will be part of an exhibition opening in Flint on April 14.
Organizers asked designers ...[more]
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Shepley Bulfinch’s design of the Anderson University Center at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota has won a Facilities Design Award from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), it was announced at ACUI’s annual conference last week.
“This award honors more than the design of the Anderson Center,” said Shepley Bulfinch project designer Luke Voiland. “It recognizes the value of a design and planning process that brought everyone to the table.”
Since it opened last fall, the Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center has become the heart of ...[more]
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
The Icon Plaza at USC took home Silver in the LA Business Journalís 2013 Commercial Real Estate Awards, which were announced on February 25. The 162,000 square foot student residence and retail development, which won in the mixed-use category, brings much-needed housing for USC students at the heart of the USC campus.
“In addition to creating a distinctive and prominent landmark, it was important that the design of the Icon Plaza reinforce a sense of connection to the USC campus,” said Jonah Busick, who oversaw construction and supplemental design.
Shepley Bulfinch led a series of major design modifications, including the reorientation of the central courtyard to align with USCís principal pedestrian axis ...[more]
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The transformation of a former Amherst College fraternity house near the main campus into a 44-bed residence hall is now underway, with plans to open in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The 21,000 square foot renovation and expansion of Seligman House, which was built in 1921, preserves the character of the original building and adds a three-story wing that complements it aesthetically. The wood rafters of the original structure are preserved, as are the hewn beams of the living room, along with its wood-burning fireplace. †A patio is nestled in the new ...[more]
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
LEED certification for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit sends a powerful message: helping children grow up healthy starts with a healthy environment. The Center, which was completed in 2012, is the first LEED-certified project on the hospitalís urban campus.
“We are very pleased to offer our patients and families and staff this facility built just for them,” says Herman Gray, MD, president, DMC Childrenís Hospital of Michigan. “Knowing that the building is also LEED certified supports our mission to continually work to improve the ...[more]
Monday, 11 February 2013
The University of Houston celebrated its broadening impact in health care research and care with the dedication of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building on February 5.
Speaking at the ceremony, University of Houston president and chancellor Renu Khator noted the center’s role in advancing research and education for the University of Houston, a Carnegie Foundation Tier One Research Institution.
The facility, which houses teaching, research, and clinical facilities, includes the home of the Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics and the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute, which ...[more]