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Genomics projects featured in Lab Design News

Thursday, 15 July 2010

The Genomics Building at the University of California, Riverside, is featured in the July issue of Lab Design News. The facility opened at the start of the 2009-10 academic year.

This high-intensity multidisciplinary facility, which advances the pioneering research of the University’s Institute of Integrative Genome Biology, concentrates on plant, insect, and microbial genomics.

The building serves more than 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate and post-doctoral students with a bioinformatics suite, research labs, and instrumentation facilities including insectaries and growth chambers, supporting the development of new products such as medicinal plants, stress-resistant crops, and ...[more]

Campbell Law celebrated as Raleigh’s “intellectual heart”

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Campbell University’s School of Law’s move into new facilities in downtown Raleigh was celebrated in this month’s issue of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Spectrum.

In “From the Creek to the Capital” Olivia Weeks discusses the aspirations and challenges behind the creation of a space that is “warm, welcoming, functional, and quietly elegant.” Since opening in September 2009, students’ use of the law library has far exceeded expectations.

Since its move to downtown Raleigh, the law school has received the 2010 Downtown Raleigh Alliance Imprint Award and a 2010 Champion Award.

In March, Campbell and North Carolina State announced plans to offer a dual degree in public administration and law beginning ...[more]

Lovett magazine profiles new middle school

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Lovett Magazine, Spring 2010

A cover story in the Spring 2010 of Lovett magazine, the Atlanta school’s publication for alumni, parents, and friends of the school, celebrates the new Portman Family Middle School.

The school was dedicated in the fall of 2009.

Why I like the library

8 April 2010

Libraries & Learning Environments workshop, Boston, MA

Joseph Rondinelli, Senior Associate, Shepley Bulfinch

Celebrating The Link’s “beauty of efficiency” in Phoenix

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Merzproject’s renovation of a small 1957 office building near downtown Phoenix into the award-winning mixed-use Link is profiled in “Past Forward,” an article in the current issue of Retrofit magazine. The two-story building is a short walk from a major light rail stop, Central Library, and the Phoenix Art Museum. The second floor is now home to merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch, while a gallery and coffee shop occupy the ground floor. The article discusses the renovation project, which was completed in 2008, in the context of the growth of metropolitan ...[more]

Thoughts on “the evolving library”

Friday, 26 March 2010

Janette Blackburn and Joe Rondinelli discuss the changing roles and forms of libraries in the March 2010 issue of Building Design & Construction. In the article, they discuss how, as readers needs change and libraries accommodate more diverse uses, space, flexibility, and acoustical control play increasingly important roles.

The Evolving Library – Building Design & Construction

New lighting design illuminates historic Sargent murals

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Boston Public Library’s new new torchieres for the iconic John Singer Sargent Gallery are celebrated in a feature in the January/February 2010 issue of Architectural Lighting magazine. As Joe Bille, the project’s interior designer, notes in the article, “Conceptually, Shepley’s design goal was to create a fixture that was not so much ‘in’ the space as ‘of’ the space … We used the Sargent murals themselves as a guide and source of inspiration.” The firm worked with Lam Partners of Cambridge on the lighting installation.

The gallery lighting is the ...[more]

Using sustainable design to create a healing environment

Monday, 1 February 2010

Shouldn’t the design of a healthcare facility begin with creating a healthy environment? That’s the argument Angela Watson makes in her article, “LEED by example: Using sustainable design to create a healing environment,” which appears in the January 2010 issue of Healthcare Design magazine. In the article, she discusses the process behind Concord Hospital’s 2008 expansion and renovation, and the hospital’s subsequent receipt of LEED certification, the first in northern New England to be so recognized.

Healthcare Design article