Tuesday, 2 October 2012
The paired Phoenix dining destination of Windsor and Churn has taken top category honors in the 32nd annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, which were announced on September 29. Windsor and Churn, designed by Shepley Bulfinch with redeveloper Venue Projects and Upward Projects, received Valley Forward’s Crescordia (first place) Award (Historic Preservation) and a Merit Award (Commercial/Mixed-Use).
The Valley Forward Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program is Arizona’s oldest and largest environmental competition.
The adaptive reuse project transformed a 1940s retail structure into a lively and open restaurant (The ...[more]
Monday, 24 September 2012
The creation of Postino East and the transformation of a nondescript commercial building in Gilbert, Arizona, into a lively neighborhood restaurant is the cover story in the latest issue of Retrofit magazine.
In “Growing Roots,” Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects and project designer Ryan Grabe talk about the vision behind the popular Gilbert restaurant and the design thinking that started with an understanding of the surrounding community and the “good bones” of the original building.
Postino East opened in April 2012. It is one of a series of Phoenix-area restaurants designed by Shepley Bulfinch ...[more]
Monday, 23 April 2012
A March 17 community benefit marked the opening of Postino East, a neighborhood dining spot in the heart of downtown Gilbert, Arizona. The 2,700 square foot renovation in the southern end of the former Grainbelt Building is the third locale for Postino WineCafe and the second collaboration between Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects.
The design juxtaposes the building’s original yellow painted structural steel beams and exposed CMU walls and concrete floors with wood trusses, warm colors, and carefully selected vintage furniture, décor, and tile. Mixing industrial features with warm colors and ...[more]
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
What are the benefits – and challenges – facing architecture firms seeking to advance knowledge-based design by conducting facility evaluations on their own projects? Angela Watson and Mardelle Shepley discuss the process for practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE) in the Design & Health Scientific Review section of the January 2011 issue of World Health Design.
In the article, Angela and Mardelle present a study conducted using different methods of practitioner-focused facility evaluation, drawing information from Shepley Bulfinch projects at Concord Hospital; Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care (including the ...[more]
Thursday, 15 July 2010
The Genomics Building at the University of California, Riverside, is featured in the July issue of Lab Design News. The facility opened at the start of the 2009-10 academic year.
This high-intensity multidisciplinary facility, which advances the pioneering research of the University’s Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, concentrates on plant, insect, and microbial genomics.
The building serves more than 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate and post-doctoral students with a bioinformatics suite, research labs, and instrumentation facilities including insectaries and growth chambers, supporting the development of new products such as medicinal plants, stress-resistant crops, and ...[more]
Monday, 15 October 2007
Six Shepley Bulfinch projects were among those showcased in the 2007 edition of Real Estate and Construction Review’s New England edition, published in October.
The projects that were highlighted were:
Amherst College, James and Stearns Residence Halls (Amherst, MA): Reconstruction of residence halls on historic quad
Dana Hall School, Shipley Athletic Center (Wellesley, MA): new athletic and student center
Harvard Business School, Baker Library (Boston, MA): renovation and expansion. Library programming, in association with Robert M Stern, prime architect
Keene State College, Zorn Dining Commons (Keene, NH): New campus dining facility
Redwood Library and Athenaeum (Newport, RI): restoration and renovation of historic library
Worcester Trial Court (Worcester, MA): new six-court judicial complex
Monday, 10 January 2011
The Link in Phoenix is highlighted in a feature on successful mixed-use development that appears in the January issue of Building Design+Construction. Principal Chris Nieto discusses the project, which houses the Phoenix office of Shepley Bulfinch and a mix of retail and incubator spaces. The Link has won a number of awards over the past year, including a 2010 Merit Award from Interior Design and two Valley Forward Environmental Excellence awards.
Mixed-use on steroids – BD+C January 2011
The Link (sidebar) – BD+C January 2011