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Wellesley College celebrates Clapp Library centennial

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

WELLESLEY, MA, – Shepley Bulfinch joins Wellesley College as the College marks the 100th anniversary of the Margaret Clapp Library with a reception and the opening of a retrospective photo exhibit at the library on October 21.

The original Library building was designed by the firm (then named Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge) in 1909 and funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. In 1975, it was named for Margaret Clapp, Wellesley’s eighth president (1949-66).

The cornerstone of the Classical Revival library was laid on June 5, 1909. The library opened to students on March 30, 1910, and was formally dedicated on June 13, 1910, the birthday of the Pauline Durant, wife of the ...[more]

Harvard celebrates 75th anniversary of Memorial Church

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Harvard University is marking the 75th anniversary of the completion of Memorial Church with a series of concerts, exhibits, and services. In honor of the occasion Shepley Bulfinch presented the Church with a framed gallery-quality print of the poster the design firm produced for Harvard’s tercentenary in 1936. The poster shows Memorial Church and the grandstands and banners also designed by the firm for the celebrations of Harvard’s 300th anniversary held in Harvard Yard.

Other events include “Heralds of Light: John Harvard and the Memorial Church”, an exhibit at the Pusey Library, and a concert by internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma.

The Church, which was dedicated on Armistice Day (November 11, ...[more]

Shepley's Harvard rhinos celebrate their 70th birthday

Friday, 11 May 2007

Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology held a 70th birthday celebration for Bessie and Victoria, the pair of life-sized bronze rhinoceros sculptures by Katherine Lane Weems that flank the entrance to Harvard’s Biological Laboratories. Featured speakers at the celebration included noted biologist E.O. Wilson. The two rhinos were adorned with makeup, jewelry and skirts for the festivities.

The Biological Laboratories were designed by Coolidge Shepley Bulfinch and Abbott in 1931; over 75 years later the building continues to be a central element of Harvard’s biology teaching and research programs.

In addition to sculpting the Labs’ beloved rhinos, Ms Weems also designed the entrance door panels and the ...[more]