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Accurate space inventory: essential for effective campus master planning

9 August 2007

National Collegiate FM Technology Conference, MIT - Cambridge, MA

Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Tim Anderson, Computerized Facility Integration

Space utilization creates a buzz at university planning conference

Thursday, 24 July 2008

MONTREAL, CANADA – A presentation by senior planner Annie Newman, “Space Utilization – Not Just for Classrooms Anymore”, was a hot topic at the 43rd annual conference of the Society for University Planning (SCUP).

The SRO crowd at the session was testimony to the increased interest in space utilization as a cost-effective and sustainable strategy as colleges and universities respond to growing space needs on college campuses.

The presentation, which Annie gave together with MIT campus planner Robert Boes, was among the subjects highlighted by Scott Carlson’s coverage of the conference in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education.

Developing a campus plan that works

23 October 2007

Fall 2007 conference, Northern NE chapter, Assn of Higher Ed Facilities Officers - Colby College, Waterville, ME

Tom Kearns
Annie Newman

Bucknell heralds new campus master plan

Thursday, 15 January 2009

LEWISBURG, PA – The Winter 2009 edition of Bucknell Magazine (below) heralds the vision set forth in the university’s new campus master plan, now in conceptual programming. Bucknell has worked closely with Shepley Bulfinch on the plan, which envisions a new academic quadrangle for the campus. The findings will be presented to Bucknell’s Board of Trustees in April 2009.

The new quad will create an intellectual and social crossroads for the campus. Dennis Hawley, Bucknell’s Associate Vice President for Facilities, noted that the proposed project “will support a flexible teaching and learning environment. A new campus drive and significant underground parking will reinforce this district as a new face of ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch honored for planning in urban context

Friday, 20 December 2013

The development of new zoning in a sensitive central district adjoining the University of Arizona in Tucson was one of nine Pima County projects honored by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance at its annual Common Ground awards earlier this month. The Main Gate Overlay District received top honors in in the Public Policy category.

The new district establishes a zoning overlay that preserves historic structures within its boundaries while allow new growth and development with the density necessary for the project to succeed. The rezoning, developed as part of the planning and design for the Next and Level student housing developments, was critical to allowing the completion of the two residential towers, ...[more]

Colgate University library featured in College Planning & Management

Monday, 21 May 2007

The May issue of College Planning and Management features the opening of Colgate University’s newly renovated Case Library and the Geyer Center for Information Technology.

Located at the base of the hilltop campus, the Library features a 24-hour study space, a cafe, and video conference center. Flexible workrooms are located on the new top level, which is directly accessible from the upper campus. A “Main Street” traverses the main library floor, connecting with campus pathways and creating an inviting campus portal. The renovation features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides archival-quality storage for 500,000 volumes. This provides accessible, high-density storage, retaining more materials on site while freeing ...[more]

Kevin Triplett talks about green design on campus

Monday, 30 April 2007

A short piece by Kevin Triplett, AIA LEED AP, in the April 2007 issue of College Planning and Management discusses the incorporation of sustainable design elements on college campuses around the US.

In the article, Kevin cites three major factors driving the heightened interest in sustainable design on campus: energy (and cost) efficiency; the inclusion of the campus itself as a teaching tool; and the increased engagement of student populations in sustainable design and practices.

Shepley Bulfinch’s new Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, which is highlighted in the article, is the nation’s first law school to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Landscape and the campus ideal

Monday, 12 January 2015

Scott SlarskyThe American campus is unique as a Utopian construct that creates a setting for scholarship that keeps nature close. At the turn of the last century, the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted in turn influenced the campuses of John Russell Pope, Jens Larson, and others.

Many of the campuses that were designed in this spirit have seen this rhythm of landscape and built form disrupted and diminished over the decades as institutions bowed to the pressure to accommodate new programs. This was exacerbated by a generation of academic buildings that focused inward, turning their ...[more]