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Detroit’s new pediatric specialty care center opens

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Detroit celebrated its new home for pediatric specialty care today with blowing bubbles, a youth chorus, and a marching band at the Grand Opening of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center on the campus of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

The $43 million specialty center represents the first completed structure following Vanguard Health Systems’ acquisition of DMC and marks the first major expansion for the campus in nearly 30 years.

The ceremony included remarks from DMC CEO Michael Duggan; Vanguard Chairman and CEO Charles Martin; and DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan ...[more]

Rising to meet architecture’s new skills challenges

18 May 2012

AIA 2012 Annual Convention, Washington, DC


Liberal arts education and the 21st century workforce

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

How does a liberal arts education remain a valid, viable and affordable pathway for millennial students?

That was the big question at last week’s conference at Wake Forest on Rethinking Success, from the Liberal Arts to Careers in the 21st century, which drew academic and student development leaders from across the country.

Conference participants talked at length about how the skills that are central to academic success are also vital to building a sustainable career in the 21st century. It is imperative that colleges and universities not only support the skills ...[more]

Building green: International Green Construction Code

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Last week’s publication of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) marks a major milestone in sustainable design, construction, and operations, as we shift from an incentive-based approach toward a regulatory one.

While current building codes were developed to protect life and safety of present building occupants, the IgCC expands its purview to protect the environment on behalf of the wider community, both present and future.  This new overlay code builds on current systems of voluntary design guidelines and goals, moving toward mandatory adherence to principles of sustainable ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch selected for Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Shepley Bulfinch has been chosen for the physician-led plan to construct a new Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (NY) on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

“Shepley Bulfinch was selected for their expertise in designing clinically complex facilities that emphasize patient- and family-centered care and operational efficiency as well as distinctive architectural forms for many other children’s and women’s hospitals,” said Teresa Quattrin, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Professor of Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of New York at Buffalo.

“Shepley Bulfinch’s approach to our project demonstrates their understanding that collaboration and participation are essential to its success,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, MD, Chief of Service, OB/GYN, Kaleida Health. ...[more]

Mario Vieira joins Shepley Bulfinch as principal

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Shepley Bulfinch welcomed healthcare planning and design leader Mario Vieira AIA, who has joined the firm as a principal.

In announcing the appointment, president Carole Wedge said, “This is a great match for Shepley. Mario is a trusted architect and advisor for community hospital leaders – something he’s forged with his passion, his personal commitment, and his ability to listen and to guide them through the complex planning, design, and approval process.”

With 25 years as a healthcare architect, Mario has worked with community hospital clients up and down the ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch named among Top 100 women-led businesses in Mass

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Shepley Bulfinch was honored as one of 2011’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts in an event hosted by the Boston Business Journal and the Commonwealth Institute earlier today to honor Massachusetts’ largest women-led companies and their impact on the state’s economy.

Carole Wedge, who has been Shepley’s president since 2004, was on hand to receive the award.

Earlier this year, the firm was honored by the American Institute of Architects in the AIA’s Diversity Recognition Program.

The 100 firms honored today span the spectrum of business sectors, and included the TJX Companies, Sonesta International Hotels, and Constant Contact.

Boston Business Journal article – December 1, 2011

The evolving role of the practice

23 September 2011

AIA Women's Leadership Summit, Kansas City, MO

Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP