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Michael Ford gives Boston architecture a new beat

Thursday, 17 August 2017

“Hip hop is modernism’s post-occupancy evaluation.” – Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture

We recently invited the city of Boston to step outside traditional architecture channels and explore the built environment through a different lens – hip hop. As a long-time supporter of the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), Shepley Bulfinch was more than inspired to sponsor a two-day lecture and workshop from renowned designer Michael Ford earlier this month.

Known as the Hip Hop Architect, Michael intends to disrupt the AEC world with a mission to increase the number of minorities in architecture and urban planning. To do so, he ...[more]

Expanding the Innovation Ecosystem

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

BSA Committee Explores How Sharing Space and Resources Catalyzes Biotech Ventures

What is the relationship between space and innovation in the workplace? IT startups have been engaging in this conversation for years, leading to the creation of several successful co-working facilities. But what about other industries? Can the “incubator model” be re-imagined across entrepreneurial ventures to foster other successful innovative ecosystems?

BSA’s Committee for Research and Innovation Design overwhelmingly decided the answer is yes, at its inaugural meeting last week at LabCentral in Boston.

Committee Co-Chairs Luke Voiland, AIA, principal with Shepley Bulfinch, and Lynn Petermann, AIA, associate with Payette, partnered with first-of-its kind ...[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]

The Hobson Award comes home

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Hobson Award-SmilowThe Hobson Award is the highest level of design award given annually by the Boston Society of Architects. The AIAS Chapter at MassArt and the BSA have fostered a wonderful, collaborative relationship over the past five years. This relationship led to a phone call last fall asking if our chapter would design and create the next Hobson award.

It felt like being asked to design an Oscar, and we were thrilled to get started. I was one of five students who volunteered to participate. By brilliant happenstance, every grade level in the architecture department ...[more]

Design honors for Smilow Cancer Hospital, Enga

Friday, 6 February 2015

BSA Design AwardsTwo Shepley Bulfinch projects were recognized for their design at the Boston Society of Architects’ 2014 Design Awards Gala on January 29.

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven took home an honor award for healthcare facility design. Director Cathy Lange accepted the ‘Hobson’ for the project team at last week’s ceremony.

In their remarks, the design jury noted how “the architect delivered with clean, simple, and timeless design… The exterior design is very sensitive, with arrays of windows, terracotta screens, and glass stair towers combining for an elegant urban expression.”

The 500,000 square ...[more]

Building science as a competitive sport

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Who says building science can’t be a competitive sport? Shepley Bulfinch, which has set the standard for building enclosure design for more than a decade, came out on top in the Air Barrier Challenge organized by the Boston Society of Architects’ (BSA) Building Enclosure Council to design and test a window installation in a wall.

Shepley Bulfinch fielded one of nine teams from architecture firms, consultants, and manufacturers’ representatives in last month’s competition. The goal was for each team to design and install a successful window-to-wall interface, perhaps the most ...[more]

Shepley hosts affordable housing design competition event

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Shepley hosted the Greater Boston 2010 Affordable Housing Development Competition awards ceremony last night. Sponsors of the design competition, now in its tenth year, include the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the BSA.

Five teams of graduate students in architecture, planning, business, and law, who partnered with developers and design and financial mentors, presented proposals for projects in Brookline, Somerville, Salem, Lowell, and Boston.

A proposal to redevelop the derelict Shawknit Mill in Lowell took top honors in this 10th anniversary competition. The ...[more]

Carole Wedge elected to BSA Board of Directors

Friday, 13 November 2009

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) announced today that Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP has been elected to a term as a director-at-large on the BSA board of directors.

A long-standing leader in Boston’s design community, Carole chaired the BSA host committee for the 2008 national convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2008. She has served on the BSA’s ethics committee since 2007. At the national level, Carole is a member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable and the AIA Strategic Directions Task Force. She has been president of Shepley Bulfinch since 2004.

Other election results included: Audrey O’Hagan AIA as BSA vice-president/ president-elect; and Laura ...[more]