Monday, 24 September 2012
The creation of Postino East and the transformation of a nondescript commercial building in Gilbert, Arizona, into a lively neighborhood restaurant is the cover story in the latest issue of Retrofit magazine.
In “Growing Roots,” Lauren Bailey of Upward Projects and project designer Ryan Grabe talk about the vision behind the popular Gilbert restaurant and the design thinking that started with an understanding of the surrounding community and the “good bones” of the original building.
Postino East opened in April 2012. It is one of a series of Phoenix-area restaurants designed by Shepley Bulfinch ...[more]
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The robotics lab at Johns Hopkins’ School of Computer Science and Engineering gets a shout-out in the January 17 issue of Time magazine. The article, “Where the jobs are,” discusses the sectors for job growth in the current economy. Johns Hopkins has established training programs to better match the skills of Baltimore residents with the requirement of the sophisticated bioengineering jobs now being created.
The photo in the article shows Professor Russ Taylor’s robotics lab at Hackermann Hall on Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The building, with its open bays ...[more]
Thursday, 29 August 2013
How are public libraries evolving, and how do we design them today to accommodate changing demands and technologies?
Tackling that question was central to the design of the new Central Library for the city of Austin, Texas, which is featured in “Local Government Projects: Six Visionary Strategies” in the August issue of Building Design+Construction magazine. As Shepley Bulfinch managing principal Sid Bowen notes in the article, “We want to the building to last 100 years, not just structurally, but functionally.”
The library, which was designed by a joint partnership of Shepley Bulfinch and ...[more]
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Lovett Magazine, Spring 2010
A cover story in the Spring 2010 of Lovett magazine, the Atlanta school’s publication for alumni, parents, and friends of the school, celebrates the new Portman Family Middle School.
The school was dedicated in the fall of 2009.
Friday, 10 April 2009
A profile of Shepley Bulfinch in this month’s issue of Traditional Building magazine may discuss the firm’s 135-year history, but it leaves no doubt: Shepley is looking toward the future.
The feature, “Building for the Long Haul”, makes clear from the outset that the firm’s reputation is based on its responsive, client-focused design. In the words of principal Tom Kearns, “We collaborate with many of the best minds and clients, so we’re very exposed to what’s going on in the built world.”
Central to the article is a discussion of adapting historic structures or designing new facilities in historic settings to meet 21st century requirements. Principal Ralph Jackson noted, “What’s beginning to ...[more]
Monday, 24 March 2008
Good design means that universal design doesn’t have to be obvious, says Shepley Bulfinch project architect Tricia DeLauri in “Balancing Tradition” in the March 2008 issue of College Planning and Management magazine.
She and Sara Elsa-Beech, project manager for the recently completed renovation of Charles Pratt Hall at Amherst College, discuss the challenges and opportunities when ensuring ADA compliance for historic renovation projects.
Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Joe Rondinelli, Senior Associate at Shepley Bulfinch, has been named to the Editorial Advisory Board of Contract magazine. Board responsibilities include participation in the annual Design Forum and a roundtable discussion at NeoCon, as well as advice and input on the magazine’s editorial content. Joe has had a long relationship with the editorial staff at Contract through his participation in judging the “Best of NeoCon ” and for his article contributions over the years to the magazine.
Joe joined Shepley Bulfinch in 1995. His current clients include Duke University Law School, Marquette University Law School, and Johns Hopkins University. He is an associate member of the IIDA and a ...[more]
Sunday, 8 April 2007
Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.
The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.
It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]