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Designing patient bathrooms for the visually impaired

Friday, 14 December 2012

While ADA standards for accessible design strive to provide persons with disabilities the same ease of use and access in a building as a person without disability, they do not take into account the needs of the visually impaired. Unlike patients who are blind, those with low vision have limited sight, and must deal with difficulties that include lack of depth perception, clarity, and the ability to distinguish foreground and background.

To accommodate this patient population, in addition to meeting ADA accessibility requirements related to mobility, the toilet rooms at the Vision Rehabilitation Center (VRC) at Mass Eye and Ear had to address these challenges.

It was clear from the ...[more]

Environmental Excellence Awards for Windsor & Churn

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The paired Phoenix dining destination of Windsor and Churn has taken top category honors in the 32nd annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, which were announced on September 29. Windsor and Churn, designed by Shepley Bulfinch with redeveloper Venue Projects and Upward Projects, received Valley Forward’s Crescordia (first place) Award (Historic Preservation) and a Merit Award (Commercial/Mixed-Use).

The Valley Forward Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program is Arizona’s oldest and largest environmental competition.

The adaptive reuse project transformed a 1940s retail structure into a lively and open restaurant (The ...[more]

Designing libraries for the 21st century

17 May 2012

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Joe Rondinelli, Director, Shepley Bulfinch

Innovative approaches to designing a healing arts program

3 May 2012

Arts & Health: A Global View, Detroit, MI

Anne Garrity, Interior Designer, Shepley Bulfinch
Grace Serra, Art Advisor, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Bev Crider, Patient and Family-Centered Care Director, Children's Hospital of Michigan

IIDA design award for Woodruff Library

Monday, 30 April 2012

Shepley Bulfinch has won the “Single Space” category in the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition for the Learning Commons for Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. The biennial design award is jointly sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA).

“This award is a real honor for a transformational work,” said interior designer Joe Rondinelli, a director at Shepley Bulfinch. “The limitations in an interior renovation project can stimulate creativity. For Woodruff, we embraced the red accent color of the ...[more]

Interior Design award for The LINK

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The LINK received a Merit Award in Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year (BOY) 2010 awards, announced in New York on December 3. The Phoenix, Arizona, mixed-use building, which was renovated in 2008, is home to Shepley Bulfinch’s Phoenix design studio.

Located at the heart of Phoenix Cultural District, the 8,000 square foot building is a model of adaptive reuse, with a renovation that re-purposed the structural shell of this two-story mid-century commercial structure and transformed it into building stock for the 21st century. The design studio is located on ...[more]

Interior Design names Shepley to Top 10 Healthcare Giants

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

For the third consecutive year, Interior Design magazine has ranked Shepley Bulfinch 10th nationwide in its survey of the country’s Healthcare Design Giants. The rankings and accompanying articles appear in the November 2010 issue of Interior Design. The ranking is based on 2009 interior design fees for healthcare projects.

The firm’s major healthcare clients in 2009 included Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI); Sherman Hospital (Elgin, IL); Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA); and Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care ...[more]

Interior designer Courtney Janes profiled

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Courtney (Stern) Janes, an interior designer with Shepley Bulfinch, is profiled in the latest issue of Suffolk University’s alumni magazine.

In the article, Interior Motives, Courtney (Suffolk MAID ’08) discusses interior design, her work at Shepley Bulfinch; and what it means to have a personal commitment to sustainability and to work in a firm that makes it a priority.

Suffolk magazine article