Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The signature red stair of the new Frederick Berry Library and Learning Commons at Salem State is prominently featured in American Libraries’ 2014 Library Design Showcase, which appears in the magazine’s September/October issue.
The floating form of the cantilevered stair reinforces the emphasis of the design on space and openness. A pleated glass wall overlooks the new academic quad, which conceals a 48-well geothermal field below.
The library has been buzzing with activity since it opened its doors at the start of the 2013-14 academic year. It ...[more]
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The ‘enduring success’ of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is celebrated in “Test of Time”, which appears in the April issue of Health Facilities Management.
The special report details the American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards, which were presented to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and to Griffin Hospital last month in recognition of their contribution to the legacy of excellence and innovation within healthcare architecture.
At a time when the rising cost of healthcare draws increasing attention across the country, both projects offer powerful lessons on the value of taking a long view in healthcare ...[more]
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
The Link Teaching and Learning Center at Duke University is featured in “Planning for assessing 21st century spaces for 21st century learners,” which has been published by the Learning Spaces Collaboratory.
The guide offers strategies for academic institutions and designers as they seek to imagine, develop, and evaluate the success of contemporary learning environments. The guide illustrates how research findings are informing campus-based programmatic and pedagogical change, and the process of transforming physical spaces to respond to them.
The creation of the Link was fueled by questions about the future ...[more]
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Smart design stands on its own – sometimes literally.
That’s the case at Salem State University’s Berry Library: the design thinking behind the library’s open stair gets top billing in “16 smart solutions for architects, engineers, and contractors,” a feature in the December issue of Building Design & Construction.
The feature outlines the design challenge and the solution developed by Shepley Bulfinch and engineering firm SGH, working together to create the stair’s elegant floating form.
“16 great solutions…” Building Design & Construction, December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
When Interior Design magazine named Brody Learning Commons an honoree in the 2013 Best of Year Awards last week, it honored a place that the Johns Hopkins University community has called home – and nicknamed the BLC – since its doors opened in the fall of 2012.
Designed as a complement to the Eisenhower Library, the open and connected BLC offers a range of study spaces, a quiet reading room, and a state-of-the-art conservation lab. Its beauty is more than skin deep, though: the BLC is ...[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, ...[more]
Thursday, 29 August 2013
How are public libraries evolving, and how do we design them today to accommodate changing demands and technologies?
Tackling that question was central to the design of the new Central Library for the city of Austin, Texas, which is featured in “Local Government Projects: Six Visionary Strategies” in the August issue of Building Design+Construction magazine. As Shepley Bulfinch managing principal Sid Bowen notes in the article, “We want to the building to last 100 years, not just structurally, but functionally.”
The library, which was designed by a joint partnership of Shepley Bulfinch and ...[more]