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University of Houston’s (land)mark of distinction

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Health & Biomedical Sciences BldgThe University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Sciences Building took home top honors in the Medical category at the Houston Business Journal Landmark Awards last week. The winners of the awards, which celebrate Houston’s most influential real estate projects, were announced in a sold-out event at the Houstonian Hotel on April 24.

Located on the southeast edge of the University’s campus, the six-story building is known for its distinctive facade. The changing angle of the sun creates dynamic patterns of light and shadow as it plays across ...[more]

University of Houston project featured in Texas Architect

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

2013 Houston facade detailThe design thinking behind the facade of the University of Houston’s Health and Biomedical Science Building is “More than skin deep,” as detailed in an online feature in the current issue of Texas Architect.

Speaking with writer Jack Murphy, Shepley Bulfinch architect Luke Voiland discussed the materiality of the facade, including the fritted glass and the articulated precast system that creates a series of shifting patterns of light and shadow as the sun crosses the sky.

The Health and Biomedical Science Building was dedicated earlier this year.

More Than Skin ...[more]

The library as a physical space for learning

22 March 2013

Harvard GSE Program in Professional Education, Cambridge, MA

Janette Blackburn, AIA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch

Design award for Hamline’s Anderson University Center

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hamline - south facadeShepley Bulfinch’s design of the Anderson University Center at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota has won a Facilities Design Award from the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), it was announced at ACUI’s annual conference last week.

“This award honors more than the design of the Anderson Center,” said Shepley Bulfinch project designer Luke Voiland. “It recognizes the value of a design and planning process that brought everyone to the table.”

Since it opened last fall, the Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center has become the heart of ...[more]

Hamline celebrates new Anderson University Center

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Hamline University celebrated the newest addition to the school’s St. Paul, Minnesota, campus on Friday, with the dedication of the Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson University Center.

Hamline President Linda Hanson was joined by alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community leaders for the event, and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman proclaimed October, 5 2012 as Hamline University Anderson Center Day in the city. Composer and pianist Steven C. Anderson, Hamline ’88, debuted “Gratitude,” his musical composition commissioned for the occasion, at the alumni dinner the previous evening.

In her ...[more]

LEED Gold certification for University of New Mexico

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The University of New Mexico’s Science and Math Learning Center in Albuquerque has received LEEDGold certification from the US Green Building Council.

The LEED for Schools rating system under which it was certified addresses core learning areas and requires higher performance standards for air quality, acoustics, daylighting, and thermal comfort than other LEED programs.

The project deploys a wide range of sustainable design strategies and techniques that focus on enhancing the learning environment and fulfills the University’s commitment to establishing a green footprint.

The Science and Math Learning ...[more]

Milestone for University of Houston project

Monday, 12 September 2011

A “topping out” ceremony on September 9 marked the symbolic installation of the last piece of structural steel for the Health and Biomedical Sciences Center at the University of Houston, which will feature the College of Optometry’s Vision Institute. In keeping with tradition, a small tree and a flag were attached to the steel beam, which bears the signatures of those involved in the project from the university and the design and construction team. Dr Earl Smith, dean of the UH College of Optometry spoke at ...[more]

The 21st century academic library building

26 June 2011

American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA