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Adaptive reuse and salvaging rare building materials

12 March 2008

Traditional Building Conference - Boston, MA

Sara Elsa-Beech, Shepley Bulfinch

Emma Willard School opens community life spaces

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Troy, NY – “Thank you for our new home!” read the banner held by students at the formal dedication and tour of the Emma Willard School’s new community life spaces on its historic campus.

The dedication was part of the school’s Celebration 2007 weekend. Other highlights of the weekend included the “Women, Power, and Responsibility” symposium and the We Are Emma celebration.

The renovation of the first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas Halls encompasses a renovation and dining room addition. The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design ...[more]

Bates residential complex dedicated

Friday, 17 August 2007

Brunswick, ME – Bates College dedicated its new 150-student residence complex in a ceremony today. President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and Pam Wichroski, Bates’ project manager for the facility’s construction, spoke at the event. The complex, comprising two residence wings and a central community gathering space, is linked by glass-walled bridges. The sophisticated structure will support student academics and foster social interaction, all with the smallest possible environmental footprint. Within the central building, a vibrant, light-filled laundry room serves as a popular area for study and conversation. One student termed the space “my favorite place in the building,” particularly the natural light and wireless access.

Hansen noted that the project “gives ...[more]

Phila Business Journal praises Kanbar Center bioswale

Friday, 3 August 2007

Philadelphia, PA – The bioswale created as part of the design and construction of the Kanbar Campus Center at Philadelphia University was highlighted in an article on sustainable practices in sustainable practices among area institutions of higher education.

The stormwater management system creates a series of dams, pools, and wetlands to manage major storm runoff. In the larger context of “campus as classroom”, the system will also serve as an ecological teaching tool for the Philadelphia University campus.

Emma Willard School completes first phase of renovation

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Troy, NY – Phase 1 of the two-part renovation of community life spaces at the historic Emma Willard School has been completed and enthusiastically welcomed on this independent school campus in upstate New York. This phase of the renovation of first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas encompasses a renovation and dining room addition.

The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design integrates health and wellness into other elements of intellectual life of the campus. Good nutrition is provided a cultural context, in a setting that is both uplifting and ...[more]

Collecting the pieces, creating the whole

26 March 2007

ACUI (Assn of College Unions International) Annual Meeting - Atlanta GA

Janette Blackburn, Shepley Bulfinch
Tim Butler, Philadelphia University

Food for Thought: Innovative Dining Supports Student Life

Thursday, 6 July 2006

Jonathan Ross

Food for Thought: Innovative Dining Supports Student Life

From a Neoclassical Gym to a Classic Student Center: Adaptive Re-use Creates Vibrant Student Center

Sunday, 29 August 2004

Tom Kearns discusses the adaptive re-use project that transformed Illinois Wesleyan’s Memorial Gymnasium into the dynamic Hansen Student Center.

The article first appeared in the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) magazine in August 2004.

From a Neo Classical Gym to a Classic Student Center: Adaptive Re-use Creates Vibrant Student Center