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Holocaust and Human Rights Center receives national award

Friday, 7 August 2009

AUGUSTA, ME – The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine received national honors from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) today when they were presented with a 2009 award for Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2). The project was one of eleven honored by the AISC as part of its annual nationwide recognition of outstanding achievements in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects.

The 6300 sf structure, located at the University of Maine at Augusta, creates a visual metaphor of a hope and rebirth, taking its form from the petals of an unfolding flower. In response to the sculptural demands of the petal architecture, ...[more]

Holocaust and Human Rights Center dedicated in Maine

Sunday, 25 May 2008

AUGUSTA, ME – The new home of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine was dedicated today in a moving ceremony attended by Holocaust survivors, dignitaries, and members of the University community. Governor John Baldacci spoke at the event, as did German Consul-General Wolfgang Vorwerk.

This center for Holocaust education is sited on a hill on the University’s Augusta campus. Shepley Bulfinch’s design was the result of an open international competition in 2004. The design concept is based on the metaphor of a flower: curved petal forms create a sense of shelter, with the copper-clad walls pulling away to define a light-filled exhibit space.

The Center opens to ...[more]

Maine Holocaust Human Rights Center profiled in national press

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.

Shepley Bulfinch 2010 Quote Cards

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Picking up where our annual posters left off, we designed and developed a series of bookmark-like cards for our 2010 annual mailing. They feature inspirational quotes on one side and architectural photo details on the other. The cards are die-cut with slots that allow them to interlock for assembly into a basic structure. These cards can also be used individually as bookmarks or pinned up for a daily dose of inspiration. A PDF of the cards can be downloaded here.

The format was inspired by the Eames House of Cards designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952. The original 32 interlocking cards featured ...[more]

Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center receives award

Thursday, 6 July 2006

BOSTON, MA — The Africana Studies and Research Center designed by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott at Cornell University has received the 2006 Gold in Brick Architecture Award. The multicolored brick cladding of the building’s exterior is arranged in three elaborate patterns that allude to African textiles. The earth-tone shades of brick encapsulate the African palette, while the modular shape is perfectly suited to patterning. The cultural and natural beauty of Africa is suggested by the use of deep, saturated colors and bold patterning adapted from sources such as the Jenne Mosque of Mali, Kente cloth and Adinkra symbols for unity, human relations and knowledge. Clay brick ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch Completes 100,000 SF Outpatient Center for Yale New Haven Health

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

infusion Bays  Garden Facade of the Park Avenue Medical Center private outdoor spaces receive infusion in a natural outdoor environment Robert Benson Photography
Park Avenue Medical Center offers private infusion suites overlooking healing garden with waterfall

BOSTON – October 11, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced the completion of the 100,000 SF Park Avenue Medical Center located in Trumbull, Conn.

Part of Yale New Haven Health, Park Avenue Medical Center provides a new level of access to quality outpatient care, with a range ...[more]

Love at first sight: The marriage of a community hospital and an academic medical center

21 March 2016

ASHE PDC Summit 2016, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, Shepley Bulfinch
Stephen Carbery, BE, MBA, Yale New Haven Health System
Mario Vieira, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch

Interior Design honors for Phoenix Financial Center

Monday, 7 December 2015

2015 BOY award winner seal 150pxShepley Bulfinch’s renovation of the South Rotunda of the Phoenix Financial Center took home top honors in the 2015 Interior Design magazine Best of Year (BOY) Awards in the Designer’s Own Office category. Winners were announced at Interior Design’s Best of Year Gala in New York last week.

The Phoenix Financial Center was designed by Peruvian-born architect W.A. Sarmiento and completed in 1964, and today is one of the city’s most prominent mid-century buildings.

As well as creating a new home for the firm’s Phoenix office, this restoration and adaptive reuse project celebrates an important ...[more]