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Carole Wedge and the future of the architecture profession

Monday, 10 January 2011

It’s more than just a matter of current economic cycles. Carole Wedge talks about technology, client expectations, and the future of the architecture profession in this month’s issue of Architect magazine.

Architect magazine article

Courthouse design book features Worcester Trial Court

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Shepley Bulfinch’s Worcester Trial Court (2007) is one of 95 courthouse projects nationwide selected for inclusion in Retrospective of Courthouse Design 2001-2010, published by the National Center for State Courts. The book was officially launched at Designing For Justice. the international conference on justice design, hosted in Boston by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.

Worcester Trial Court is the first fully consolidated courthouse in the state, and was one of the first to employ court modernization technology and sustainable features.

The Worcester Trial Court is one ...[more]

Architecture showcase highlights innovative hospital

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What happens when you integrate sophisticated cancer treatment with the healing power of nature and art? Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital is the subject of a three-page feature in the September 2010 Architecture Showcase in Healthcare Design magazine. The showcase presentation draws particular attention to the role of art in healing and the use of evidence-based design at Smilow.

The hospital, which includes a eighth-floor healing garden (photo, right) among its innovative sustainable design features, is on target for LEED certification.

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

Bronson, Dartmouth Hitchcock among Hospital ICONs

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bronson Methodist Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are among 25 innovative health care facilities included as part of the Hospital ICONs investigative lecture series. The Hospital ICONs case studies, which examine the success and lessons of some of the most groundbreaking work in healthcare design, are the subject of “Iconic Investigations,” a feature in the September 2010 issues of Health Facilities Management.

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, MI), which opened in 2000, was one of the first Pebble Project facilities, using ...[more]

Smilow, Sherman hospitals lauded for sustainable features

Monday, 23 August 2010

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.

Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and ...[more]

Upgrading the hospital environment

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The latest issue of Healthcare Building Ideas features an interview with healthcare architects Angela Watson and David Meek. In “Systems for Upgrading the Hospital Environment,” this issue’s Build It Right feature, Angela and David discuss recent developments in healthcare design, including strategies for waste management and changing perspectives on indoor air quality for hospitals.

Angela and David’s recent project at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire received LEED certification in 2009, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.

Healthcare Building Ideas article

Renovate or replace? Making the billion-dollar decision

Monday, 9 August 2010

In his article in the August issue of Health Facilities Management, Bill Mead discusses the financial, physical, and operational factors to be considered when making decisions regarding the renovation/expansion or replacement of a hospital facility.

By way of example Bill presents the cases of the replacement campus for Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and the bed tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Health Facilities Management article