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Nineteen Shepley clients among "America's Best Hospitals"

Monday, 21 July 2008

Rankings of “America’s Best Hospitals” published today by US News and World Report include nineteen hospitals and medical centers which Shepley Bulfinch is proud to count among our clients. Six of those (marked *) are among only 19 hospitals nationwide to make the report’s Honor Roll.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brigham and Women’s Hospital*

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Lahey Clinic

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Maine Medical Center

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Massachusetts General Hospital*

McLean Hospital

NY Presbyterian University Hospital*

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rush University Medical Center

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Michigan Health Systems*

Vanderbilt University Medical Center*

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems

Yale-New Haven Hospital*

Recent projects for these clients include the University of Michigan’s new Cardiovascular ...[more]

Holocaust and Human Rights Center dedicated in Maine

Sunday, 25 May 2008

AUGUSTA, ME – The new home of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine was dedicated today in a moving ceremony attended by Holocaust survivors, dignitaries, and members of the University community. Governor John Baldacci spoke at the event, as did German Consul-General Wolfgang Vorwerk.

This center for Holocaust education is sited on a hill on the University’s Augusta campus. Shepley Bulfinch’s design was the result of an open international competition in 2004. The design concept is based on the metaphor of a flower: curved petal forms create a sense of shelter, with the copper-clad walls pulling away to define a light-filled exhibit space.

The Center opens to ...[more]

Cornell's Africana Center wins NOMA award

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Orlando, FL – Shepley Bulfinch and the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University received a citation in the Awards of Excellence at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) on October 27. Ralph Jackson FAIA, the project’s Principal for Design, was present at the conference when the awards were announced.

Jurors called the Africana Center “spatially compelling” and called the project’s use of materials particularly powerful as a judging criterion. The Center uses brick patterns and textures to interpret African textiles. The Africana Center was one of four projects to be recognized with a citation. The NOMA Honor Award was presented to the architecture firm ...[more]

Interdisciplinary Science Center dedicated at Colgate

Monday, 17 September 2007

Robert H.N. Ho Science CenterHamilton, NY – The Robert H.N. Ho Science Center was dedicated in a September 15 ceremony at Colgate University. Described as “transformative” for the University both in form and in academic approach to the sciences, the 121,200 s.f. Center is designed to encourage interdisciplinary scientific research, as well as collaborative teaching and learning. It houses 40 research labs and 13 teaching labs, as well as the University’s environmental studies program and the departments of geography, geology, physics and astronomy, and part of the biology department.

Its ...[more]

Phila Business Journal praises Kanbar Center bioswale

Friday, 3 August 2007

Philadelphia, PA – The bioswale created as part of the design and construction of the Kanbar Campus Center at Philadelphia University was highlighted in an article on sustainable practices in sustainable practices among area institutions of higher education.

The stormwater management system creates a series of dams, pools, and wetlands to manage major storm runoff. In the larger context of “campus as classroom”, the system will also serve as an ecological teaching tool for the Philadelphia University campus.

Cornell's Africana Studies Center in July Architectural Record

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

The award-winning Africana Studies Center at Cornell University was one of four projects showcased in the Brick Industry Association’s annual Brick in Architecture insert in the July issue of Architectural Record.

The $4,000,000 facility includes 6,000 new s.f. and 11,600 renovated s.f. of space. The palette and pattern of the Center’s brick exterior were inspired by the design of African textiles. The simplicity of the Center’s construction allowed the design team to meet the challenge of budget while satisfying its program, aesthetic and durability.

The project was completed in December 2005.

Kanbar Campus Center wins design excellence award

Monday, 16 April 2007

The Kanbar Campus Center at Philadelphia University was one of four student centers to receive the 2007 Facility Design Award of Excellence at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) annual conference in Atlanta last month.

Entries were judged not only on the basis of the facilities’ appearance, but also on the process used to arrive at the design and how the new or renovated facility has impacted the campus.

The 75,000 s.f., $17 million Kanbar Campus Center opened in September 2006. Designed as a “campus street,” the building connects the university’s academic precinct with its recreation and athletic facilities. Its design, with a wall of windows, captures the natural setting and ...[more]

Maine Holocaust Human Rights Center profiled in national press

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Michael Klahr Holocaust Human Rights Center, on the campus of the University of Maine in Augusta, was the subject of an Associated Press article carried in the LA Times, Boston Globe, and a host of other papers nationwide today.

The 6,000 s.f. Center, which will be completed and dedicated later this year, is named in honor of a survivor of the Holocaust who settled in Maine.

The Center’s design, inspired by the petals of a flower, symbolizes life and renewal. The design was selected from more than 120 submissions from architects around the world.