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Healing by design in critical care

Monday, 14 December 2009

Principals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson discuss the creation of therapeutic environments in their contribution to the new book, Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach by Kirk Hamilton and Mardelle Shepley. Jennifer and Angela discuss the impact of evidence-based design on patient safety and the quality of care in acute-care facilities.

The book was published by Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, in September.

Book listing on Elsevier website

The larger context: institutions and sustainable communities

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Kearns_150x150_72dpiTom Kearns’ column, which discusses on how institutions and communities can work collaboratively to advance their shared sense of environmental commitment, appears in the November 2009 issue of College Planning & Management magazine.

College Planning & Management article

Innovative Learning Space Design

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Translating design principles and best practices
Educause Learning Institute (ELI) – 2009 Annual Conference

Shepley president Carole Wedge and Barbara Weaver of Clemson talk about the creation of interactive learning environments.

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

by Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch; Marc Donohue, Johns Hopkins University

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science
Shepley Bulfinch’s Elise Woodward discusses how the new Ho Science Center at Colgate and the Computational Science and Engineering Building at Johns Hopkins foster collaboration and make science visible on campus.

Jennifer Aliber writes about where patient room and corridor meet

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Jennifer Aliber AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

Shepley healthcare principal Jennifer Aliber writes on the drivers of room planning in “The First Fifteen Feet: evaluating priorities where the corridor meets the patient room”, which appears in the June issue of Healthcare Design magazine.

Jennifer discusses strategies behind planning and prioritizing the potential components that can occupy the fifteen feet of space on the shared wall between patient room and corridor. This includes nurse servers, documentation stations, and building support.

Jennifer writes and presents widely on healthcare planning, including her “Real Numbers” series on healthcare space planning. She was a contributing author to “ICU ...[more]

Post-occupancy evaluation of Shepley office published

Monday, 20 April 2009

shepley_office_inside_shepleyShepley Bulfinch turned its design research lens on itself with the publication of a post-occupancy evaluation of the firm’s office in Boston in the Journal of Interior Design.

The evaluation, which was conducted a year after the firm occupied its new space in January 2006, indicated that the design significantly increased staff satisfaction and met the project’s primary design intentions. Interviews were conducted with the project’s design team and staff members.

The article, which was co-authored by Mardelle Shepley, Mary Boggess, and You Jin Lee of Texas A&M, and Kelly Zimmerman of Shepley Bulfinch, appeared ...[more]

Impact of Daylight and Windows on ICU Patients and Staff

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Angela Watson, in an article co-authored with Mardelle Shepley, Raymond Gerbi, and Stephen Imgrund, disucusses the research and methodology behind the decision to introduce daylight into the ICUs at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. The article appears in the April 2009 issue of World Health Design.

Full text of article

Placemaking on campuses: creating destinations that build community

11 March 2009

SCUP webcast

Ann Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Philip Myrick, Project for Public Spaces