Monday, 30 April 2007
A short piece by Kevin Triplett, AIA LEED AP, in the April 2007 issue of College Planning and Management discusses the incorporation of sustainable design elements on college campuses around the US.
In the article, Kevin cites three major factors driving the heightened interest in sustainable design on campus: energy (and cost) efficiency; the inclusion of the campus itself as a teaching tool; and the increased engagement of student populations in sustainable design and practices.
Shepley Bulfinch’s new Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, which is highlighted in the article, is the nation’s first law school to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Monday, 2 April 2007
The Frank P Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, was one of 27 public and academic libraries nationwide to be included in the April 2007 issue of American Libraries magazine.
The American Library Association publication’s annual Design Showcase highlighted the host of environmental features which are incorporated seamlessly in the Doyle Library’s traditional design. These include the library’s use of a 58-kw photovoltaic array and a system of thermal energy storage units.
The 141,000 s.f. library was the work of design partners TLCD Architecture of California, which oversaw the project’s sustainable design elements, and Shepley Bulfinch, which brought its expertise in library planning and programming to the project. ...[more]
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.
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Atlanta, GA – Ground was broken today for the first phase of a plan at the heart of the Emory campus for the Candler School of Theology and the Center for Ethics. The new complex will comprise a cluster of buildings that act as a gateway to Emory’s historic quadrangle.
The first phase of the project to break ground is a structure that will be located adjacent to the School’s current home. The 70,000 s.f., $34 million structure will house classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space and two large lecture halls, as well as The Center for Ethics.
In the second phase of construction, Bishops Hall will be demolished and a new structure ...[more]
Friday, 9 March 2007
Shepley Bulfinch’s latest project on the Duke University campus is the subject of an article in today’s issue of the Duke University Law School paper, “The Devil’s Advocate”. In the article, Professor Tom Metzloff, co-chair of the school’s building committee, unveiled plans for the design and construction of the Star Commons, an addition to the law school building.
The new Commons will provide the school with public space, including casual seating for 150 on the main floor and, as a forum for major public speaking events, seating for up to 500.
It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2008.
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Shepley Bulfinch was presented with the Palladio Award on March 7 at the annual Traditional Building Conference in Boston. The award was presented for the Paul Barret, Jr, Library at Rhodes College in Memphis, which Shepley Bulfinch designed in association with the Virginia firm of Hanbury Evans Wright and Vlattas.
The project was one of ten recognized in the sixth annual Palladio Awards competition for outstanding work in traditional design. It will be featured in the June 2007 issue of Traditional Building magazine.
Design Principal Ralph Jackson accepted the award on behalf of Shepley Bulfinch from Traditional Building publisher Peter Miller. The design team also included James Hunnewell, AIA, Principal ...[more]
Wednesday, 7 February 2007
Boston, MA – Shepley Bulfinch has received the prestigious Palladio Award for the Paul Barret, Jr, Library at Rhodes College in Memphis, which it designed in association with the Norfolk, Virginia, firm of Hanbury Evans Wright and Vlattas.
The project was one of ten recognized in the sixth annual Palladio Awards competition for outstanding work in traditional design.
The Shepley Bulfinch design team includes James Hunnewell, AIA, Principal in Charge; Ralph Jackson, FAIA, Principal for Design; Kevin Triplett, AIA, Project Designer; and Joseph Bille, Interior Designer.
The award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 7, as part of the Traditional Building Conference. ...[more]