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Shepley’s Ames Building debuts as Ames Hotel

Friday, 20 November 2009

BOSTON, MA – Boston’s landmark Ames Building, completed in 1893 by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, opened as The Ames Hotel at a gala event hosted by The Morgans Hotel Group last night.

The transformation of the office building to a 114-room boutique hotel followed an extensive renovation. The 13-story building, located between the Old State House and Boston City Hall, is considered Boston’s first skyscraper. It remains the second tallest building of masonry load-bearing construction in the world..

The Ames Building was also home to Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge beginning in 1893 to 1981, the first in an ongoing Shepley tradition of occupying buildings of its own design. As Shepley Bulfinch Richardson ...[more]

Allston Landing: The New Kendall Square

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

R_150707_N102 This multi-part blog series, by Luke Voiland AIA, will focus on The Brookings Institution‘s three models of innovation districts: the “anchor plus” model, the “re-imagined urban areas” model, and the “urbanized science park” model. Luke is a principal at Shepley Bulfinch and a leader in the planning and design of innovative learning environments.

Kendall Square wasn’t always the hub of innovation that it is today. After NASA’s plan to relocate to the area ...[more]

In memoriam: Garrold E. Baker, AIA (1940-2016)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Garry Baker, AIAWe are saddened to announce the passing of Garry Baker, former Principal, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Shepley Bulfinch, on February 18.

Garry was a leader of the firm and our healthcare practice. In a career spanning more than 45 years his major interest was in team management and long-range planning. Garry was known for his long-standing client relationships and his self-proclaimed passion for the “orchestration of the team.”

Garry was a leader, mentor, and a master of bringing people together to successfully execute a shared goal on ...[more]

University of Houston’s (land)mark of distinction

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Health & Biomedical Sciences BldgThe University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Building took home top honors in the Medical category at the Houston Business Journal Landmark Awards last week. The winners of the awards, which celebrate Houston’s most influential real estate projects, were announced in a sold-out event at the Houstonian Hotel on April 24.

Located on the southeast edge of the University’s campus, the six-story building is known for its distinctive facade. The changing angle of the sun creates dynamic patterns of light and shadow as it plays across ...[more]

Work starts for Illinois Wesleyan academic building

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bloomington, IL – Site preparation is now underway at Illinois Wesleyan for the newest addition to the university’s main quad: a technology-rich classroom building with a wide array of classroom, study, and social spaces.

Sustainability is the watchword from project outset, as construction waste and debris from the site is recycled. The brick-clad building will be highly energy-efficient, with generous use of natural light and a geothermal field below.

The new classroom building is Shepley Bulfinch’s third project on the Illinois Wesleyan campus, following the Ames Library, which opened in ...[more]