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University College Cork library wins architecture award

Friday, 10 October 2008

boole_lib_corkCHICAGO, IL – Boole Library, the postgraduate research facility at University College Cork, Ireland, has received a 2008 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

Built on the site of an ancient settlement the Library’s red sandstone exterior is a contemporary continuation of the settlement’s stone wall, while copper cladding and glass complete the façade. The design also responds to several massive specimen trees from the Victorian botanical garden that once occupied the site. The expanses of glass facing north offer views into the University’s Victorian quad, to the ...[more]

ENR names Shepley among top 100 green design firms in US

Monday, 23 June 2008

NEW YORK, NY – Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine released its first Top Green Design Firms list, ranking Shepley Bulfinch at #59. The rankings are based on design firms’ 2007 revenues from projects that were registered and are actively seeking certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and other major third-party environmental standards organizations.

The firm’s portfolio includes a wide range of sustainable projects, including those receiving LEED certification. The Duke Library at Furman University received LEED Gold certification earlier this year, and the firm’s renovation of Gallatin Hall at Harvard Business School, scheduled to be completed later this summer, is on track for LEED Gold certification.

Sustainable design is a ...[more]

Design team's strip mall "re-think" cited in design competition

Monday, 2 June 2008

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Park/A/Strip, a submission from a design team at Shepley Bulfinch, will be one of 25 entries on exhibit later this year at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) as part of “Flip a Strip”, a national architectural design competition.

“Flip a Strip”, which was organized by SMoCA, was intended to inspire creative, new visions for the renovation of small-scale strip shopping plazas. Participants were challenged to re-think and re-design one of three typical strip-mall sites in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

Park/A/Strip establishes a civic identity for a Phoenix strip mall. By transforming the roof and ground plane with a concrete slab, space is created for a community “living ...[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]

Shepley office celebrated as model of flexibility, mobility

Monday, 10 December 2007

The flexibility and openness of Shepley Bulfinch’s LEED-certified Boston office was heralded in a front-page article in today’s Banker and Tradesman.

The feature, by columnist and Boston Architectural College professor Jeff Stein, applauded the mobility and horizontal organization of the office, which is designed to foster a collaborative environment and reconfiguration of staff as project demands require. The office, located in Boston’s Seaport District near the World Trade Center, was awarded LEED-CI Silver certification earlier this year.

The office will be on show next May, when Boston hosts the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. Shepley Bulfinch is a convention sponsor.

Elise Woodward receives 2007 Women in Design Award

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Boston, MA – Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP, was honored at Build Boston today, where she received the Award of Excellence at the eighth annual Women in Design conference.

The second woman architect at Shepley Bulfinch when she joined in 1981 and the third to be named a principal, Elise is a designer, mentor, and convener. As a leader of the firm, she served for six years on its five-member board of directors, four as board chair. Her rich and varied experience directing and shaping science, education, and healthcare projects has included healthcare and academic science and research buildings from Maine to California. Elise is a member of the AIA and ...[more]

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center: “Materiality in Context”

Friday, 31 August 2007

Univ. of MI Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI - SBRA, archite

Architectural materials reinforce the emotional perception of the building in space. An embracing curve of curtainwall, glowing in the heart of the healthcare campus, holds the visitor and public waiting spaces in tight connection to the healing gardens inside and out.

A distinctive brick and punched window composition expresses the rectangular form of the utilitarian spaces behind the curving wall. The building meets the ground plane supported strongly with precast concrete panels with ashlar pattern.

Elise Woodward, AIA, LEED AP

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Joe Rondinelli named to Contract magazine advisory board

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Joe Rondinelli, Senior Associate at Shepley Bulfinch, has been named to the Editorial Advisory Board of Contract magazine. Board responsibilities include participation in the annual Design Forum and a roundtable discussion at NeoCon, as well as advice and input on the magazine’s editorial content. Joe has had a long relationship with the editorial staff at Contract through his participation in judging the “Best of NeoCon ” and for his article contributions over the years to the magazine.

Joe joined Shepley Bulfinch in 1995. His current clients include Duke University Law School, Marquette University Law School, and Johns Hopkins University. He is an associate member of the IIDA and a ...[more]