Tradeline College & Univ Science Facilities 2015, Boston, MA
William Riley, AIA, LEED AP, Shepley Bulfinch
David Holthouser, Davidson College
Thursday, 28 October 2010
It may sound counterintuitive, but the most important thing about designing science and research facilities doesn’t actually involve design. The only way to plan for a future facility is to give a long hard look at the way you work today.
It’s a little like looking at your eating habits and stepping on the scale when you want to get in shape. It’s not easy. Start by:
- Establishing a vision and a set of quantifiable goals that will support it
- Understanding where you are today, evaluating existing facilities and current processes and ...[more]
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
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]
Monday, 8 June 2015
The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2 (HBSB 2), which integrates teaching, research, and clinical programs is the second phase of the University of Houston’s development of its biomedical campus. It is scheduled for completion in mid-2017. The Shepley Bulfinch-designed Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 1 was completed in 2013.
In North Carolina, Davidson College’s new academic building is now under construction, with an anticipated completion ...[more]
Thursday, 23 October 2014
The University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 1 was named “Best Higher Education Building” by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) in the Institute’s 2014 PCI Design Awards.
The award celebrates the distinctive beveled facade of the clinical, research, and teaching facility for this Carnegie Tier 1 research institution and the smart design thinking behind it. Catching the sun as it plays across the building’s surface, the undulating precast concrete facade system is an innovative, high-value design solution that responds to challenges dictated by topography, program, and budget.
The design ...[more]