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Smilow Cancer Hospital receives LEED certification

Monday, 26 September 2011

The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED® certification to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in recognition of the hospital’s successful sustainable design and construction strategies. The 516,000 square foot hospital is located in downtown New Haven.

When planning for Smilow began in 2002, sustainable strategies, including LEED certification, were not widely considered attainable in healthcare, given their high energy demands and other perceived constraints. The project team rose to the challenge of making Smilow a sustainable trendsetter. New opportunities for LEED points were sought and identified by ...[more]

Colorado College begins Worner Center renovation

Thursday, 30 June 2011

As the work of the academic year wrapped up in May at Colorado College, another sort of work began, with the summer renovation of Rastall Hall, Benji’s Café, and Colorado Café in the Worner Center.

Students arriving on campus in the fall will find the Worner Center’s dining facilities transformed into a bright and welcoming space. In keeping with the College’s commitment to sustainability, the project includes a number of sustainable features which will be an important part of the College’s pursuit of LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design – Existing ...[more]

Hamline breaks ground on new University Center

Monday, 11 April 2011

With hard hats on and shovels in hand, students, faculty, alumni, and donors broke ground on Hamline University’s new University Center today at the site for the new building, on the southwest edge of Hamline’s campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.  University President Linda Hanson announced that the building would be named the Carol Young Anderson and Dennis Anderson University Center, in honor of the project’s lead donors.

The three-level glass and terra cotta building will include large and small meeting spaces, computer bars, dining facilities, a coffee shop, a Spirit ...[more]

Design firm research on in-house projects

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

What are the benefits – and challenges – facing architecture firms seeking to advance knowledge-based design by conducting facility evaluations on their own projects? Angela Watson and Mardelle Shepley discuss the process for practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE) in the Design & Health Scientific Review section of the January 2011 issue of World Health Design.

In the article, Angela and Mardelle present a study conducted using different methods of practitioner-focused facility evaluation, drawing information from Shepley Bulfinch projects at Concord Hospital; Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care (including the ...[more]

Milestone for Anderson Student Center

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A symbolic ‘topping off’ ceremony on November 4  marked the installation of the last piece of structural steel for the Anderson Student Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The 240,000 square foot project, which is scheduled to open in early 2012, will replace many of the services currently housed in the university’s Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

Shepley Bulfinch and Opus AE Group designed Anderson Student Center, which was completed in association with Opus Design Build. Shepley and Opus have worked together on the St. Thomas ...[more]

Community health center, civic complex dedicated

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Navajo County’s new South County community center and administrative campus in Show Low, Arizona, was dedicated in a September 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and county officials and community leaders.

Speaking at the event, County Supervisor David Tenney said, “We believe that it should be as easy as possible for our residents to access County services. By consolidating County services into one convenient location, we hope we’ve accomplished that.”

The complex includes a new community health center, which gives residents centralized access to healthcare in a contemporary environment and doubles the space of ...[more]

New outpatient surgery center for Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Officials of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center cut the ribbon on a new Shepley Bulfinch-designed Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) on June 17.

The ribbon cutting was part of a public open house for the OSC, which officially opened to patients on June 22. The open house included tours of the facility and demonstrations of operating room technologies.

“The OSC is designed to enhance the efficiency of current operations by performing many outpatient surgical procedures at a single, specialized facility, and reserving DHMC’s current surgical suites for more complex surgical procedures and emergency trauma cases,” said OSC Medical ...[more]

Three Shepley finalists for “20 Most Beautiful Hospitals”

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Three Shepley Bulfinch-designed hospitals have been named finalists for Soliant Health’s 2010 “Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals.” Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut (photo, right); Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois; and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

Smilow Cancer Hospital, which saw its first patients in October, creates an oasis of healing in the heart of urban New Haven. Sherman Hospital, which opened on its new campus in December, features a 15-acre lake that offers water views to patients and staff while housing a sophisticated geothermal net that is a cental part ...[more]