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Windsor and Churn open in downtown Phoenix

Monday, 25 April 2011

The Windsor and Churn, Phoenix’s two latest dining concepts by the creators of Postino Central, celebrated its grand opening today, with a sense of real excitement among Phoenix food lovers.

The pair of venues showcase the transformation of a mid-century strip-mall building into an “all-American” restaurant with a separate artisan ice cream house that also offers pastries and coffee, creating a hip new gathering spot for Phoenix residents. 

The Windsor and Churn elegantly blend the local flavor of the surrounding neighborhood with the classic, rustic feel that existed during the structure’s original use. ...[more]

Design begins for Austin’s new Central Library

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The design team of Shepley Bulfinch of Boston and Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio has begun schematic design for Austin’s New Central Library.

A destination and a city landmark in the making, the New Central Library will welcome residents to a facility that emphasizes the delivery of information in both electronic and book formats, and includes a mix of lively and contemplative spaces. Collections will be displayed to encourage discovery, supported by state-of-the-art technologies integrated throughout the facility.

“What will the library need to be 30 years from now? In 2009, we could not have envisioned the astonishing development of e-books, tablets, and smartphones in 2010,” said Sid Bowen, managing principal of ...[more]

BD+C profiles The LINK in feature on mixed-use projects

Monday, 10 January 2011

The Link in Phoenix is highlighted in a feature on successful mixed-use development that appears in the January issue of Building Design+Construction. Principal Chris Nieto discusses the project, which houses the Phoenix office of Shepley Bulfinch and a mix of retail and incubator spaces. The Link has won a number of awards over the past year, including a 2010 Merit Award from Interior Design and two Valley Forward Environmental Excellence awards.

Mixed-use on steroids – BD+C January 2011
The Link (sidebar) – BD+C January 2011

Interior Design award for The LINK

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The LINK received a Merit Award in Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year (BOY) 2010 awards, announced in New York on December 3. The Phoenix, Arizona, mixed-use building, which was renovated in 2008, is home to Shepley Bulfinch’s Phoenix design studio.

Located at the heart of Phoenix Cultural District, the 8,000 square foot building is a model of adaptive reuse, with a renovation that re-purposed the structural shell of this two-story mid-century commercial structure and transformed it into building stock for the 21st century. The design studio is located on ...[more]

Two environmental excellence awards for Phoenix LINK

Monday, 4 October 2010

The LINK took top honors in the 30th annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, announced in Phoenix on October 2. The mixed-use building, which was renovated in 2008, received a Crescordia (first place) Award (Commercial/Mixed-Use) and a Merit Award (Historic Preservation).

In contrast to prevailing trends, the LINK boldly chooses to preserve the cultural identity of the structure’s facade and neighborhood while re-purposing it. Located at the heart of the Phoenix Cultural District, the 7,000 square foot LINK re-purposes the structural shell of this two-story mid-century commercial structure and, ...[more]

Elevating and exhilarating the showroom experience

24 July 2010

NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter 2010 Conference, Avon, CO

Joe Herzog, AIA, Merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch
Ric Coggins CGP, NCT, President, NKBA Arizona

Shepley-Lake Flato team in finals for new Austin library

Friday, 24 October 2008

AUSTIN, TX – The architecture team of Lake|Flato and Shepley Bulfinch was one of three finalists to present to Austin City Council on October 23 for the design and construction of the city’s new 250,000 sf Central Library.

Austin’s daily e-newswire, In Fact News, reported: “Few firms represent the organic Hill Country feel of architecture better than Lake|Flato… [And] it’s not surprising that Lake|Flato would feature sustainable strategies front and center in its library plans… The location of the library, on a key block right on Lady Bird Lake, plays well to Lake|Flato’s strengths… In its presentation to Council, the firm spoke of architecture rooted to the land with seamless ...[more]

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.