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School as teaching tool: Lovett goes for LEED

Friday, 15 February 2008

ATLANTA, GA – The Lovett School’s new technology-rich Middle School will embody the School’s commitment to sustainability, as detailed in an article just published in Lovett Magazine (below).

The School is designed so that its sustainable features, which include a green roof watered by harvested rainwater, can serve as outdoor classrooms and laboratories for students. Shepley Bulfinch and the Lovett School are pursuing LEED certification for the project.

Construction on this 75,000 sf School is scheduled to begin in June 2008, with plans for completion by the start of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Saving for the Future: the 2030 Challenge

31 January 2008

Focus the Nation Teach-In, Wheelock College - Boston, MA

A panel discussion including Carole Wedge, AIA LEED AP

Shepley office celebrated as model of flexibility, mobility

Monday, 10 December 2007

The flexibility and openness of Shepley Bulfinch’s LEED-certified Boston office was heralded in a front-page article in today’s Banker and Tradesman.

The feature, by columnist and Boston Architectural College professor Jeff Stein, applauded the mobility and horizontal organization of the office, which is designed to foster a collaborative environment and reconfiguration of staff as project demands require. The office, located in Boston’s Seaport District near the World Trade Center, was awarded LEED-CI Silver certification earlier this year.

The office will be on show next May, when Boston hosts the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. Shepley Bulfinch is a convention sponsor.

Approaches to Sustainable Design in Healthcare

1 November 2007

Center for Health Systems Design - College Station, TX

Angela Watson

Worcester Trial Court's green features recognized

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Worcester, MA – The recently completed Worcester Trial Court was among projects recognized in a feature on sustainable design that appeared today in the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette.

The article made reference to the Action Plan for Green Buildings in Massachusetts State Construction Projects, published by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Division of Capital Asset Management in October 2006. The report cited the new Worcester Courthouse for its many sustainable design features, including .

Sustainable design features of the courthouse, include lighting, with designs that use natural light, and light and motion sensors, sophisticated heat exchange technology in its ventilation system, and other ‘green’ technologies.

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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.

Furman library profiled in Real Estate and Construction Review

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The James B. Duke Library at Furman University was among the projects profiled in Real Estate and Construction Review’s 2007 Carolinas Edition.

The 52,000 s.f. expansion and 70,000 s.f. renovation of the Greenville, SC, university library transformed the crowded facility into the intellectual heart of the Furman campus, and doubled its capacity. The director of the Library noted that the transformation has made the library “the place to be… and the jewel of the buildings on campus.”

Shepley Bulfinch worked with local associate architects Neal Prince + Partners on the project, which is targeting LEED certification.

Sherman Hospital in Midwest Construction Top 20 Starts

Friday, 1 June 2007

Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.

The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.

One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.

Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.