Monday, 24 March 2014
Shepley Bulfinch is growing its way to a new home this summer when we move into the south Rotunda at the landmark Phoenix Financial Center at North Central and Osborn.
For the past five years, the Phoenix architecture office has called The Link, its studio at 1st and McDowell, home. When we started to outgrow the space last year, we knew we were looking for something more than square footage. With its distinctive inverted concrete arches and domed roof, the south Rotunda could not have been a better fit.
The opportunity to call this ...[more]
Monday, 17 March 2014
Jonathan Baron has been named a Director at Shepley Bulfinch, where he is one of the leaders of the firm’s national practice.
“Jonathan’s broad knowledge of high-performance building design and delivery has been a tremendous resource to his colleagues, our practice and to our clients,” said Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge.
He has led a number of academic library projects through complex renovations and additions, including projects for George Mason University, Cal Poly, and the seven-phase renovation of Princeton University’s Firestone Library.
He has contributed to articles on building performance and sustainability that have ...[more]
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
We are at an interesting point in time when considering teaching and learning environments. On the one hand there is a fundamentalist movement in how we shape teaching and learning environments. There is a drive to get back to the basics. Bright cheerful and energized spaces that can adapt to a full spectrum of teaching (guiding) and learning (experiential discovery) are the new fundamentals for a successful space. Embedded technology and lecture based teaching walls are out the window. While this is happening, the biggest transformation in education since the ...[more]
Thursday, 13 February 2014
In 1997, Shepley Bulfinch established a ten-week Summer Design Fellowship, which is open to all students who are, at date of submission, enrolled in an accredited professional degree program in the field of architecture. As part of our promotion of the annual fellowship, posters are mailed to accredited architecture schools across North America.
For the past five years we have worked to elevate the quality and exposure of the Summer Design Fellowship, and the poster has been an instrumental part of that. Since 2010, we have posed compelling questions for applicants to answer and have commissioned posters by noted graphic designers including Michael Bierut of Pentagram; Experimental Jetset; Non-Format; ...[more]
Monday, 27 January 2014
Looking for a way to make this summer count?
You could be Shepley Bulfinch’s next Summer Design Fellow. We’re now accepting applications for the 2014 Fellowship. The submission deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014, at 5:00 pm EST.
This highly competitive Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a promising architecture student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in our Boston design studio. We’re looking for applications from a diverse range of students and institutions. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, and several are now members of our architectural staff.
The ten-week Fellowship offers a $7500 ...[more]
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
One of an occasional series
Designers can easily read architectural drawings and imagine the spaces they represent, but for others who don’t spend their days looking at plans, it can be difficult to translate from two-dimensional lines to 3-D space.
Because the spatial and experiential implications of drawings may not be apparent to clients, their donors, and community members, storytelling plays an important role in explaining the impact of a design by conveying a sense of the experience. By using narrative storytelling, graphic rendering, and photography ...[more]