Tuesday, 2 August 2016
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]
Monday, 18 July 2016
The 21st century has brought a big change to urban planning: the rise of the innovation district. Defined by The Brookings Institution as “geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators,” innovation districts have seized the minds of community leaders around the world, with districts already in Barcelona, Boston, Cambridge, London, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Seoul, and St. Louis, to name a few.
This multi-part blog series, by Luke Voiland AIA, will focus on ...[more]
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
On Wednesday, November 2nd, Shepley Bulfinch was proud to host the Boston-area “Lab of the Future” Meetup group’s first official meetup at our office. With Lab Design as the theme for the first meetup, organizers Lindsey Christensen and Robin Shin arranged for the discussion to revolve around laboratory design happening in our own backyards at Harvard and MIT. After mingling over pizza and drinks (courtesy of the event’s co-sponsor TetraScience), attendees took their seats for the two-part presentation.
The Harvard piece focused on the new Pagliuca Harvard Life ...[more]
Monday, 25 July 2016
Shepley Bulfinch is excited to be participating in the Urban Innovation Festival July 29-31, a 3-day urban design hack-a-thon organized by the Design Museum Boston. The Shepley Bulfinch team will be one of ten teams thinking about solutions for the MassDot Infra-Space 1, the area beneath I-93 that links Southie and the South End.
Gearing up for next weekend, a Pre-Festival Celebration and presentation was held Thursday night July 21st at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center along the Charles River ...[more]
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Jennifer Donham Wells has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Brand Strategy at Shepley Bulfinch.
“Shepley Bulfinch is a seasoned, ambitious design firm,” she said. “The consistency and high quality of our design work has never been more important, particularly for teams working across multiple offices.”
The national design firm has seen significant growth in recent years, opening its third office in Houston earlier this year and expanding its geographic reach to take on a wider range of projects and clients.
Jennifer comes to Shepley Bulfinch ...[more]
Friday, 6 May 2011
How many units of affordable housing can you fit into Shepley Bulfinch’s Boston office? The answer is 429, in a manner of speaking – or at least that was the case on the evening of May 4.
That’s when Shepley hosted the 11th annual Greater Boston Affordable Housing Development Competition awards ceremony. Sponsors of the design competition include the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the Boston Society of Architects.
Eight teams of graduate students in architecture, planning, business, and law, who ...[more]
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Boston Public Library’s new new torchieres for the iconic John Singer Sargent Gallery are celebrated in a feature in the January/February 2010 issue of Architectural Lighting magazine. As Joe Bille, the project’s interior designer, notes in the article, “Conceptually, Shepley’s design goal was to create a fixture that was not so much ‘in’ the space as ‘of’ the space … We used the Sargent murals themselves as a guide and source of inspiration.” The firm worked with Lam Partners of Cambridge on the lighting installation.
The gallery lighting is the ...[more]
Friday, 11 May 2007
Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology held a 70th birthday celebration for Bessie and Victoria, the pair of life-sized bronze rhinoceros sculptures by Katherine Lane Weems that flank the entrance to Harvard’s Biological Laboratories. Featured speakers at the celebration included noted biologist E.O. Wilson. The two rhinos were adorned with makeup, jewelry and skirts for the festivities.
The Biological Laboratories were designed by Coolidge Shepley Bulfinch and Abbott in 1931; over 75 years later the building continues to be a central element of Harvard’s biology teaching and research programs.
In addition to sculpting the Labs’ beloved rhinos, Ms Weems also designed the entrance door panels and the ...[more]