Thursday, 2 June 2011
Shepley Bulfinch welcomed Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer (“Mountains Beyond Mountains”) to our Boston office today, where he spoke at the unveiling of plans for a new rehabilitation and training center in Haiti.
We partnered with colleagues from Boston’s healthcare and design communities to deliver this pro bono project, joining with Partners in Health, Partners Healthcare, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, and the Mass Design Group to address the immediate and long-term demand for rehabilitation services in Haiti.
Carole Wedge welcomed 80 guests to this morning’s event. “We got as much as we gave in this process,” she said, pointing to the design response forged by a tight timetable, limited ...[more]
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Two months before the second anniversary of Haitiís devastating January 2010 earthquake, the vision of a dignified and productive life for Haitians living with disabilities reached a major milestone this week as construction began on the Center for Rehabilitation and Excellence in St. Marc.
When it opens next year, the 6700†sf facility will transform immediate and long-term delivery of rehabilitation services in central Haiti while dignifying and normalizing the daily lives of people living with disabilities. The center will establish new national standards for rehabilitative care in ...[more]
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project?† Itís a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?
When Shepley worked with Bronson Methodist Hospital on its replacement hospital in the mid-1990s, there really wasnít ...[more]
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
For the third consecutive year, Interior Design magazine has ranked Shepley Bulfinch 10th nationwide in its survey of the countryís Healthcare Design Giants. The rankings and accompanying articles appear in the November 2010 issue of Interior Design. The ranking is based on 2009 interior design fees for healthcare projects.
The firmís major healthcare clients in 2009 included Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Childrenís Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI); Sherman Hospital (Elgin, IL); Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA); and Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care ...[more]
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
You know you need to update your healthcare facility. Youíre not operating as efficiently as you could. You know whatís not working, but in this climate of Ďdoing more with lessí how do you take steps that are strategic and sound? If there is one thing thatís constant in health care delivery, itís change: if youíre going to successfully balance current needs with the demands of an unknown future, you should start with careful facility planning.
Step 1: Know what you have
This means developing a detailed inventory of buildings, including square footages. Itís surprising how many ...[more]