Friday, 11 May 2012
Shepley Bulfinch has named Amrita Raja as the firm’s 2012 Summer Design Fellow. Amrita, who was selected from a highly competitive field of more than 50 candidates, will spend ten weeks this summer immersed in design challenges in the firm’s Boston studio.
In selecting Amrita as this year’s Fellow, committee members cited the depth of expression in her work and her understanding and articulacy in discussing her design decisions and intent.
Amrita will start her final year in the Master’s program in Architecture at Yale this fall. She is now in the early stages ...[more]
Friday, 27 January 2012
We know a great way to make this summer count.
Applications are now being accepted for Shepley Bulfinch’s 2012 Summer Design Fellowship. The application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2012, at 5:00 pm EST.
Is this for you or someone you know? This highly competitive Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a promising architecture student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in Shepley Bulfinch’s Boston design studio. We welcome applications from a diverse range of students and institutions. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, including ...[more]
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Beauty may be more than skin deep, but when you’re talking about energy-efficient buildings, it starts with the building envelope. Strategies for detailing and specifying for high-performance building enclosures are discussed in “Energy performance starts at the building envelope,” in the December 2011 issue of Building Design + Construction (BD+C).
The article features three members of Shepley Bulfinch’s in-house Technical Advisory Council – Greta Eckhardt, Mark Finneral, and Dan Salive – among the design and construction professionals who offer their insights and strategies regarding thermal performance and materials.
Energy performance ...[more]
Monday, 5 December 2011
Why do buildings last? How do we design flexible spaces that can change and adapt?
A team from Shepley took on this question as part of the Open Building conference at Build Boston last month. The conference tasked three firms – Shepley, Payette, and Cannon – to propose a building that would evolve over time to house multiple uses on a large scale site in Somerville. We took the long historical view and, after a week of exhaustive debate, found that architectural systems which are designed to change rarely work or ...[more]
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Shepley Bulfinch was honored as one of 2011’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts in an event hosted by the Boston Business Journal and the Commonwealth Institute earlier today to honor Massachusetts’ largest women-led companies and their impact on the state’s economy.
Carole Wedge, who has been Shepley’s president since 2004, was on hand to receive the award.
Earlier this year, the firm was honored by the American Institute of Architects in the AIA’s Diversity Recognition Program.
The 100 firms honored today span the spectrum of business sectors, and included the TJX Companies, Sonesta International Hotels, and Constant Contact.
Boston Business Journal article – December 1, 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
What is the value of design? Businesses and institutions struggle with this question on a regular basis as they weigh concerns about budget, timing, and a variety of other factors against the priority of design. Several organizations, like Apple Computer, have seen the benefit of prioritizing design, and have made it a part of their core message.
As the this Oct. 10 New York Times article points out, good design can have a powerful impact on the urban landscape. One city, New York, has lately taken the initiative to prioritize good design in new public buildings. As architects, we take the advantages of strong design for granted. How can ...[more]