Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to announce that Jim Chambers and Katie Westrick, EDAC, LEED AP, have been promoted to the leadership team as Directors. In this position, they will be responsible for promoting a rigorous exploration of project focused design work, improving the practice through research, and ensuring progressive technical and design quality standards.
“Katie and Jim’s talents and their specialized skills have contributed to the success of Shepley Bulfinch. We have full confidence that they will excel in their leadership roles, and build on Shepley Bulfinch’s mission to use design to better the human experience,” said Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president at Shepley Bulfinch. “In addition to their highly advanced architectural skills, Jim and Katie bring constructively critical perspectives, and innovative ideas that will advance the firm’s growth.”
Since joining Shepley Bulfinch in 2007, Jim has worked as a project manager responsible for large scale project and team management. Possessing an excellent ability to focus on understanding the needs of complex projects allows Jim to meet or exceed these demands while working with owners, contractors and designers. Current projects include the City of Austin’s New Central Library and the Boston Children’s Hospital expansion. Jim holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Katie Westrick, EDAC, LEED AP
Katie is a member of Shepley Bulfinch’s healthcare design practice, with experience in the planning, design and delivery of inpatient and ambulatory facilities on a range of scales. She excels at applying her knowledge of evidence-based design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to advance the quality of healthcare design and delivery. Katie joined Shepley Bulfinch in 2011, and her healthcare design work includes projects for Yale New Haven Health System, the Mayo Clinic, and Banner Health. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Katie is LEED 2.1 AP accredited and has achieved Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Center for Health Design.