Sunday, 6 December 2009
ELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital celebrated the mid-December opening of its new campus with a gala event last night., where Sherman administrators, community leaders, donors, and architects celebrated the imminent completion of the hospital.
The hospital is hosting community tours today. The ‘Tree of Life”, in the atrium (pictured here), and hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, are among the features that visitors will see. The use of the geothermal lake is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
ELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital will host a community open house on December 6 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to celebrate the December 15 landmark opening of its new hospital and its 154-acre campus. The hospital is organizing 25- and 60-minute tours of the new facility throughout the open house.
Visitors arriving at the hospital will pass by the manifold room of Sherman’s signature geothermal lake, circled by a walking path and landscaped with native plantings. The 15-acre lake will save the hospital more than $1 million in heating and cooling costs ...[more]
Friday, 1 June 2007
Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.
The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.
One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.
Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 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.
Friday, 2 July 2010
Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record magazines once again ranked Shepley Bulfinch among the top architecture and green design firms in the US in their latest annual surveys published in the two magazines this week. The rankings are based on revenues in 2009, a challenging year for the industry.
Architectural Record put Shepley at #79 among A/E/C firms based on total architectural revenue in its survey of the country’s 250 leading design firms.
ENR ranked Shepley Bulfinch at #89 in its annual survey of Top 100 Green Design Firms, based on 2009 ...[more]
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Modern Healthcare ranked Shepley Bulfinch 20th in the country’s top healthcare architecture firms in the 2010 Construction and Design Survey, up nine points from last year. Results of the annual survey were published in the magazine’s March 15 issue.
The firm’s major healthcare clients in 2009 included Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Children’s Hospital Boston; and Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, one of the world’s largest geothermal healthcare projects.
The firm began its healthcare design practice in ...[more]
Thursday, 10 September 2009
CONCORD, NH – Concord Hospital has been awarded LEED certification for its East & North Wing addition and renovation, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.
The project’s design maximizes daylight and views with green roofs and courtyard gardens while skylights bring light deep into treatment spaces. The canopied entrance includes a waiting area that overlooks a garden and the drop-off area and a roof garden that is accessible from the ICU. On patient floors almost all spaces have access to natural light and views, while garden courtyards create a buffer from the road. Native plantings and permeable surfaces minimize heat islands and reduce the impact on ...[more]
Monday, 6 July 2009
Shepley Bulfinch was “three for three” in surveys that appeared in Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazines this week for top design and green design firms, and top firms in the US, based on firms’ 2008 revenues.
Architectural Record put Shepley at #89 in its survey of the 250 leading design firms in the US, while ENR’s survey of the 500 top firms, which placed Shepley at #338 (2008 rank: #359) included all responding firms’ architecture, engineering, and construction revenues.
ENR ranked Shepley Bulfinch at #54, up from #59 in 2008 in its annual survey of Top 100 Green Design Firms. Rankings are based on 2008 revenues from projects registered ...[more]