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Shepley Bulfinch Promotes Two to Director

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Jim and Katie

Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to announce that Jim Chambers and Katie Westrick, EDAC, LEED AP, have been promoted to the leadership team as Directors. In this position, they will be responsible for promoting a rigorous exploration of project focused design work, improving the practice through research, and ensuring progressive technical and design quality standards.

“Katie and Jim’s talents and their specialized skills have contributed to the success of Shepley Bulfinch. We have full confidence that they will excel in their leadership roles, and build on Shepley Bulfinch’s mission to use design to better the human experience,” said ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch Launches Lens

Monday, 14 November 2016

Specialized consulting studio focuses on change management for healthcare organizations

R_140822_N37_mediumBOSTON – November 14, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has launched Lens, a consulting studio focused on helping healthcare organizations develop new business strategies by reinventing three critical elements of the experience: the way people interact, the services delivered, and the systems that support care delivery. Lens will be led by Principal Strategist Lauren Janney, EDAC, who has spent the past decade dedicated to improving ...[more]

Big Room, Big Fun

Thursday, 3 November 2016

R_150313_N13_mediumIt is the morning of our interview for the Banner University Medical Center Tucson Expansion & Renovation (BUMCT) — a $400 million, almost 1.8 million square foot project in its ultimate buildout. The interview is going well; we have practiced and rehearsed several times. We are confident in our answers and expertise. Our graphics are spot on and we have hit all of the important topics in the allotted time. With minutes remaining Mark Barkenbush, Banner Health’s Senior Project Executive of Development & Construction, throws a curve ball and asks, “How does your team ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch’s Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP to Lead AIA Large Firm Round Table

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Carole Wedge to Lead AIA Large Firm Round TableShepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, proudly announced today that Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected to chair the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Large Firm Round Table (LFRT). Carole’s term as chair commenced on October 15, 2016 at the AIA LFRT Fall 2016 meeting in Cuba.

Founded in 1984, the LFRT is an independent entity organized to provide a forum for the ...[more]

Today’s lab building by the numbers

Friday, 14 October 2016

Shepley Bulfinch undertook a 3-month long study where we examined science facilities from over a 100 colleges and universities across the country. We gathered data that details departmental usage, building efficiency and other key metrics that drive the design of science buildings. In particular, we tracked usage related to interdisciplinary research and STEM trends across higher education.

Key insights included:

  • Buildings are 37% larger while undergoing a 15% reduction in square footage per department.
  • There has been a 260% increase in the space allotted to dry labs. This dramatic increase represents new types of research driven by technology that does not require hoods and benches, including computational biology, computer science, and robotics.
  • Increased ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch architect achieves American College of Healthcare Architects Board Certification

Monday, 19 September 2016

Healthcare Planner Scott Mueller Shepley Bulfinch Congratulations for Board Certification American College of Healthcare Architects ACHA

Shepley Bulfinch is proud to announce that Scott Mueller, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, has earned board certification from The American College of Healthcare Architects. Scott has over 18 years of healthcare programming, planning and design experience. He has worked extensively in NICU, ambulatory, inpatient and medical office building settings, marrying his passion for medical planning with his desire to create lean and cost-effective patient and staff-friendly spaces. We recently sat down with Scott to find out a little more about his passions, motivations, and ...[more]

If we build it…

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

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If we build it, will they come? This was one of the many questions posed this spring at the Learning Spaces Collaboratory Forum. Shepley Bulfinch, along with other national design and academic leaders, was invited to participate in a series of roundtables, concluding with a national forum in Washington, D.C. The challenge was lofty: to discuss and determine what is “now and next” in classroom design and instruction.

Of particular interest to us was the idea of institutions experimenting with learning spaces, essentially testing, what works today and what will be flexible enough to evolve with changing pedagogies. Experimenting with learning ...[more]

White Elephants or Crystal Palaces?

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Rio GraphicThis Friday, the lights of the world stage will come on in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. It will be the first time the Games will be held in South America, and the first time the “Summer” Olympics will actually be held during the winter. This latter fact, one that many have perhaps not considered, should serve as a reminder for all of us watching to remain cognizant of the discrepancies between the manner in which this event is broadcast and discussed in the international media versus what it ...[more]