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Boston Business Journal – Elise Woodward on women in design

Friday, 24 October 2008

Principal Elise Woodward was quoted in an article on the evolving challenges facing women in architecture in the current issue of the Boston Business Journal.

The second woman architect to join the firm when she was hired in 1981, Elise served as a member and chair of Shepley Bulfinch’s Board of Directors She noted the firm’s commitment to a shift in leadership – and firmwide – demographics that have led to a virtually even gender balance among principals and staff as a whole.

The shift may be embodied in the recently completed Cardiovascular Center for the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Shepley Bulfinch’s project principals, the lead project ...[more]

Elise Woodward receives 2007 Women in Design Award

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Boston, MA – Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP, was honored at Build Boston today, where she received the Award of Excellence at the eighth annual Women in Design conference.

The second woman architect at Shepley Bulfinch when she joined in 1981 and the third to be named a principal, Elise is a designer, mentor, and convener. As a leader of the firm, she served for six years on its five-member board of directors, four as board chair. Her rich and varied experience directing and shaping science, education, and healthcare projects has included healthcare and academic science and research buildings from Maine to California. Elise is a member of the AIA and ...[more]

“Living laboratory” dedicated at Austin College

Friday, 6 December 2013

IDEA Center dedication - Nov 8, 2013The recent dedication of Austin College’s IDEA Center in Sherman, Texas, celebrated the realization of the College’s long-standing vision for an interdisciplinary home for the sciences.

“The beautiful building behind me – and the living laboratory around its exterior – gives us good reason to celebrate,” said Austin College president Marjorie Hass before a gathering of trustees, donors, and the wider campus community.

Following the event, Shepley Bulfinch principal Elise Woodward said, “Walking through the IDEA Center at its dedication was the wonderful culmination of more than a ...[more]

Urban pediatric health center designed to make a difference

Monday, 28 October 2013

Childrens Hosp of Mich Specialty Ctr - DetroitChildren’s Hospital of Michigan’s Specialty Center in Detroit is designed and built to create a culture of wellness for a new generation of children in Detroit. That’s the gist of “An environment for healing,” a feature on the Center that appears in the October 2013 issue of CAM magazine. The Construction Association of Michigan profiled the Specialty Center as one of its Projects of the Year.

The article focuses on the design and delivery of this high-impact project. In the words of Shepley principal Elise Woodward, ...[more]

Higher utilization of assets for science program growth

19 October 2010

Tradeline College & University Science Facilities 2010, Boston, MA

Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch
William E. Riley, Shepley Bulfinch
Gail Dahlstrom, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

by Elise Woodward, Shepley Bulfinch; Marc Donohue, Johns Hopkins University

New Academic Buildings Put a Welcoming Face on Science
Shepley Bulfinch’s Elise Woodward discusses how the new Ho Science Center at Colgate and the Computational Science and Engineering Building at Johns Hopkins foster collaboration and make science visible on campus.

Expecting the unexpected: using scenario planning to improve the lab construction process

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

by Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP

Expecting the unexpected: using scenario planning to improve the lab construction process

Lab design and construction is complex in the best of circumstances. In the November/December 2007 issue of R&D magazine, Elise Woodward talks about the roles of purchasing, scheduling, and coordination in the delivery of sophisticated research facilities.

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center: “Materiality in Context”

Friday, 31 August 2007

Univ. of MI Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI - SBRA, archite

Architectural materials reinforce the emotional perception of the building in space. An embracing curve of curtainwall, glowing in the heart of the healthcare campus, holds the visitor and public waiting spaces in tight connection to the healing gardens inside and out.

A distinctive brick and punched window composition expresses the rectangular form of the utilitarian spaces behind the curving wall. The building meets the ground plane supported strongly with precast concrete panels with ashlar pattern.

Elise Woodward, AIA, LEED AP

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