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Shepley-Lake Flato team in finals for new Austin library

Friday, 24 October 2008

AUSTIN, TX – The architecture team of Lake|Flato and Shepley Bulfinch was one of three finalists to present to Austin City Council on October 23 for the design and construction of the city’s new 250,000 sf Central Library.

Austin’s daily e-newswire, In Fact News, reported: “Few firms represent the organic Hill Country feel of architecture better than Lake|Flato… [And] it’s not surprising that Lake|Flato would feature sustainable strategies front and center in its library plans… The location of the library, on a key block right on Lady Bird Lake, plays well to Lake|Flato’s strengths… In its presentation to Council, the firm spoke of architecture rooted to the land with seamless ...[more]

Shepley featured in new book on innovative office environments

Monday, 7 April 2008

Shepley Bulfinch’s open and collaborative Boston office and design studio wins kudos in the newly published book, Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments, by Diane Stegmeier (John Wiley & Sons, Inc).

The firm’s Seaport District office is cited as an exemplar of workplace design, inspiring collaboration, information exchange, and the generation of new ideas. Attention is drawn to the office’s clustering spaces for scheduled and spontaneous interaction, where staff members cross paths while arriving for a planned project meeting, an impromptu team brainstorming session, or a casual one-on-one dialogue. The open environment fosters a culture in which Shepley staff can easily leverage the creativity and insight ...[more]

Six Shepley projects in Real Estate and Construction Review

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

Worcester Courthouse opens to rave reviews

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Worcester, MA – The new Worcester Trial Court has opened to rave reviews, according to an article in today’s Worcester Telegram & Gazette. With the first of a series of staged moves from the old court facility to the new one, Worcester’s Juvenile and Housing Courts went into session on Monday.

The six-story building, which has 26 courtrooms, will eventually also house the Superior, Central District, Probate and Family Courts. The building’s design incorporates a range of sustainable features which will result in significant energy savings, and is considered a model for the state.

Worcester Trial Court's green features recognized

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Worcester, MA – The recently completed Worcester Trial Court was among projects recognized in a feature on sustainable design that appeared today in the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette.

The article made reference to the Action Plan for Green Buildings in Massachusetts State Construction Projects, published by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Division of Capital Asset Management in October 2006. The report cited the new Worcester Courthouse for its many sustainable design features, including .

Sustainable design features of the courthouse, include lighting, with designs that use natural light, and light and motion sensors, sophisticated heat exchange technology in its ventilation system, and other ‘green’ technologies.

The new ...[more]