Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Shepley healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber writes on the drivers of room planning in “The First Fifteen Feet: evaluating priorities where the corridor meets the patient room”, which appears in the June issue of Healthcare Design magazine.
Jennifer discusses strategies behind planning and prioritizing the potential components that can occupy the fifteen feet of space on the shared wall between patient room and corridor. This includes nurse servers, documentation stations, and building support.
Jennifer writes and presents widely on healthcare planning, including her “Real Numbers” series on healthcare space planning. She was a contributing author to “ICU ...[more]
Monday, 20 April 2009
Shepley Bulfinch turned its design research lens on itself with the publication of a post-occupancy evaluation of the firm’s office in Boston in the Journal of Interior Design.
The evaluation, which was conducted a year after the firm occupied its new space in January 2006, indicated that the design significantly increased staff satisfaction and met the project’s primary design intentions. Interviews were conducted with the project’s design team and staff members.
The article, which was co-authored by Mardelle Shepley, Mary Boggess, and You Jin Lee of Texas A&M, and Kelly Zimmerman of Shepley Bulfinch, appeared ...[more]
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Angela Watson, in an article co-authored with Mardelle Shepley, Raymond Gerbi, and Stephen Imgrund, disucusses the research and methodology behind the decision to introduce daylight into the ICUs at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. The article appears in the April 2009 issue of World Health Design.
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Saturday, 29 November 2008
by Carole Wedge, AIA, LEED AP
Leading Change: An Exploratory Process
Carole Wedge discusses how colleges and universities can respond to evolving technologies and work and learning practices, facilitating change and using it to organizational advantage. This article first appeared in the November/December 2006 issue of Educause.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
by Janette S. Blackburn, AIA, LEED AP
Challenges and Issues in Designing an Information Commons
In “Breaking Down the Barriers to Working and Learning”, Janette Blackburn discusses design approaches that reflect evolving library service models. The paper was included as a chapter in the book, “A Field Guide to the Information Commons”, published by Scarecrow Press in February 2009.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
by Steve Erwin, AIA LEED AP, and Tom Kearns, AIA LEED AP
Eco-Friendly Campuses as Teaching Tools
It’s not just recycling bins anymore. Steve Erwin and Tom Kearns talk about the increasing importance of sustainable design and operations for colleges and universities in the Fall 2008 issue of the New England Journal of Higher Education.
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
by Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP
Expecting the unexpected: using scenario planning to improve the lab construction process
Lab design and construction is complex in the best of circumstances. In the November/December 2007 issue of R&D magazine, Elise Woodward talks about the roles of purchasing, scheduling, and coordination in the delivery of sophisticated research facilities.