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A new front door for Johns Hopkins

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Baltimore, MD – Amid fireworks and gala celebration, The Johns Hopkins University dedicated the Decker Quadrangle on the school’s Homewood campus today.

The $77 million project, under construction since 2005, includes Mason Hall, with a visitors’ center and admissions office, the 75,000 s.f. interdisciplinary Computational Science and Engineering Building and the 604-space South Garage, an underground structure covered by the grassy lawn of the Quad. The design of the complex reestablishes Homewood’s distinctive architectural style.

The Decker Quadrangle honors the late Alonzo Decker Jr., longtime chairman and CEO of Black & Decker Corp. and former Hopkins trustee, and his wife Virginia. Mason Hall is named in honor of Raymond A. “Chip” ...[more]

Bronson Methodist Hospital recognized for evidence-based design

Saturday, 14 April 2007

An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.

The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.

http://www.newcityskyline.com/HealthcareAndArchitecture.html

Bronson Methodist Hospital lauded in Business 2.0 Magazine

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.

The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.

It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]

Santa Rosa Community College "green" library in Architectural Showcase

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Frank P Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, was one of 27 public and academic libraries nationwide to be included in the April 2007 issue of American Libraries magazine.

The American Library Association publication’s annual Design Showcase highlighted the host of environmental features which are incorporated seamlessly in the Doyle Library’s traditional design. These include the library’s use of a 58-kw photovoltaic array and a system of thermal energy storage units.

The 141,000 s.f. library was the work of design partners TLCD Architecture of California, which oversaw the project’s sustainable design elements, and Shepley Bulfinch, which brought its expertise in library planning and programming to the project. ...[more]

Wagdy Anis named Fellow, American Institute of Architects

Friday, 23 February 2007

BOSTON, MA – Shepley Bulfinch Principal Wagdy A.Y. Anis FAIA, LEED AP, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) prestigious College of Fellows, one of 76 AIA members nationwide to receive the honor.

He will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA 2007 National Convention in San Antonio. The investiture will be held on May 4 at the Alamo.

“Wagdy has changed the way people think about building energy performance and creative design solutions for sustainable and energy efficient buildings,” said Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge. “We’re very proud of his contributions to the mentoring of many generations of architects in our ...[more]

Reimagineering Special Collections

22 June 2006

American Library Association annual conference - New Orleans, LA

Janette Blackburn with North Carolina State University