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Emma Willard School completes first phase of renovation

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Troy, NY – Phase 1 of the two-part renovation of community life spaces at the historic Emma Willard School has been completed and enthusiastically welcomed on this independent school campus in upstate New York. This phase of the renovation of first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas encompasses a renovation and dining room addition.

The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design integrates health and wellness into other elements of intellectual life of the campus. Good nutrition is provided a cultural context, in a setting that is both uplifting and ...[more]

Emma Willard School: “Catalyst for Culture Change”

Friday, 14 July 2006

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In the words of one of its officers, Emma Willard epitomizes “Hollywood’s idea of a traditional European campus.” The spectacular Tudor and Gothic campus has been the setting for studio movies, the venue for a fictional contemporary private secondary school and for Oxford at the turn of the last century. In reality, recent use of the campus presents a very different picture. Despite a curricular emphasis on fitness and engagement with nature, students rarely ventured out in bad weather. Based upon a culture of “coat-phobia,” they avoided the cold New York winter by navigating the campus in flip flops through a ...[more]

Shepley named for Emma Willard School adaptive reuse program

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch has been selected as architect for a series of adaptive reuse projects at the Emma Willard School. The projects mark the initial phases of a comprehensive master plan seeking to revitalize the historic campus located in Troy, NY.

The adaptive reuse project at the Gothic-style campus signifies the modernization of a school steeped in tradition. As 2014 marks the school’s bicentennial, campus improvements come at an appropriate and significant time in the school’s history.

Shepley Bulfinch aims to maximize the function of the central campus buildings through adaptive reuse of the main floor areas. The initial phase of the program is to redevelop, redefine, and ...[more]

Emma Willard School opens community life spaces

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Troy, NY – “Thank you for our new home!” read the banner held by students at the formal dedication and tour of the Emma Willard School’s new community life spaces on its historic campus.

The dedication was part of the school’s Celebration 2007 weekend. Other highlights of the weekend included the “Women, Power, and Responsibility” symposium and the We Are Emma celebration.

The renovation of the first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas Halls encompasses a renovation and dining room addition. The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design ...[more]

Architecture as Catalyst: A Case Study on Sustaining Student Life

1 March 2006

National Association of Independent Schools conference - Boston, MA

Susan Hoadley with Emma Willard School and Halvorson Landscape Architects

Shepley Bulfinch and The Awty International School Celebrate Early Learning Campus Groundbreaking

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Awty Intl School Rendering by Shepley Bulfinch

Project marks sixth collaboration for design firm and Houston international day school

HOUSTON – September 20, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, today announced it has been engaged by The Awty International School to provide master planning and design services to transform a former 30-year-old urban office park into a dynamic early learning campus. The Awty International School, a college preparatory PK3 through 12th grade international day school in Houston, celebrated the groundbreaking for the renovation of three buildings ...[more]

Day in the life: The Awty School early learning campus

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Awty International School’s new Early Learning Campus will provide the school’s next generation with opportunities for learning, vehicles for exploration and plenty of space for play.

Parents, teachers, and staff will see a safe, secure campus over three times the size of the existing facility, with spaces that accommodate the school’s rich programs and reflect its dedication to students’ development as future leaders, thinkers, and people of character.

It is all this and more. Creating the Early Learning Campus calls for more than an architect’s skills. It means seeing the world through a child’s eyes. It is about creating a world filled with opportunities for learning, vehicles for exploration, and abundant ...[more]

Preservation award for Harvard Medical School project

Friday, 19 July 2013

Gordon Hall at Harvard Medical School - detailThe Boston Preservation Alliance has selected Harvard Medical School’s Gordon Hall Window Restoration to receive a 2013 Boston Preservation Achievement Award.

Gordon Hall is the iconic form that defines the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, which was designed by Shepley Bulfinch (then Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge) in 1904.  Restoration of the windows and the exterior of this landmark building gave Gordon Hall the elegance and clarity of its original architectural form, injecting a lasting historic presence into this vibrant modern hub of science, medical discovery, patient care, and education.

The restoration returned ...[more]