Thursday, 27 October 2011
Saint Peter’s College broke ground on the MacMahon Student Center October 26 in a ceremony attended by members of the college community and civic and political leaders.
In his remarks, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healey noted that the 84,000 s.f. building would be transformative not only as Saint Peter’s first student center, but also in its wider role in the revitalization of McGinley Square and Jersey City.
Student Government Association president Venny Turner expressed the anticipation felt by resident and commuter students alike, and called it “Saint Peter’s ...[more]
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, has given the green light for construction of the 210,000 s.f. Anderson Student Center, with plans to complete the project by the end of 2011.
The center will draw students crossing from the Quad into a lively three-story atrium filled with light and activity (image, right). Jane Canney, the University’s vice president of student affairs, said, “The student center will be our living room… the real heart of the campus.”¯
A hub of campus activity, the center will feature a variety of dining facilities, including ...[more]
Wednesday, 10 May 2006
BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch has been selected as architect for a series of adaptive reuse projects at the Emma Willard School. The projects mark the initial phases of a comprehensive master plan seeking to revitalize the historic campus located in Troy, NY.
The adaptive reuse project at the Gothic-style campus signifies the modernization of a school steeped in tradition. As 2014 marks the school’s bicentennial, campus improvements come at an appropriate and significant time in the school’s history.
Shepley Bulfinch aims to maximize the function of the central campus buildings through adaptive reuse of the main floor areas. The initial phase of the program is to redevelop, redefine, and ...[more]
Tuesday, 6 May 2003
What does flexibility mean when thinking about student life facilities? Here, Tom Kearns talks about programmatic, spatial, and structural flexibility, drawing examples from the firm’s recent work. This article first appeared in the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) Bulletin.
Flexible spaces – ACUI Bulletin, May 2003
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Shepley Bulfinch invited Hamline University student Jena Felsheim to be a guest blogger, offering her impressions of the Anderson University Center, which opened this fall:
I feel like I have to issue a warning. I’m easily distracted, I’m impressed by the most banal of things, and I know almost nothing about architecture (the only architectural jargon I know is “buttress”). As much as I would love to be able to stand confidently in a pair of perfectly ironed slacks and offer intelligent musings on architecture, instead I’ll be slouching in a skirt that ...[more]
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Construction is now underway for the new residence hall and dining complex for Xavier University in Cincinnati. With 535 beds in four residence halls, the 240,000 s.f. project will have a dramatic impact in alleviating significant overcrowding and constraints the university has faced in its on-campus student housing. Its 800-seat dining center will replace Xavier’s existing Hoff Marketplace. A green terrace on the dining hall roof will provide recreation space for students. The location of the complex at the heart of the campus puts students close to the student ...[more]
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Xavier University’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new residence hall and dining facility at its quarterly meeting on December 11.
The residence hall will house 530 students in suite-style living. The 800-seat campus-wide dining facility replaces the Hoff Marketplace dining hall where students now take all their meals. The 240,000 s.f. complex is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2011. Providing housing for an additional 500 students has been a priority for Xavier as a response to increased enrollment.
Locating the complex near the Student Center and existing residence halls will bring renewed energy and vibrancy to the core of campus while unifying the rest of campus, including ...[more]
Saturday, 29 September 2007
Troy, NY – “Thank you for our new home!” read the banner held by students at the formal dedication and tour of the Emma Willard School’s new community life spaces on its historic campus.
The dedication was part of the school’s Celebration 2007 weekend. Other highlights of the weekend included the “Women, Power, and Responsibility” symposium and the We Are Emma celebration.
The renovation of the first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas Halls encompasses a renovation and dining room addition. The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design ...[more]