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Work starts for Illinois Wesleyan academic building

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bloomington, IL – Site preparation is now underway at Illinois Wesleyan for the newest addition to the university’s main quad: a technology-rich classroom building with a wide array of classroom, study, and social spaces.

Sustainability is the watchword from project outset, as construction waste and debris from the site is recycled. The brick-clad building will be highly energy-efficient, with generous use of natural light and a geothermal field below.

The new classroom building is Shepley Bulfinch’s third project on the Illinois Wesleyan campus, following the Ames Library, which opened in ...[more]

From a Neoclassical Gym to a Classic Student Center: Adaptive Re-use Creates Vibrant Student Center

Sunday, 29 August 2004

Tom Kearns discusses the adaptive re-use project that transformed Illinois Wesleyan’s Memorial Gymnasium into the dynamic Hansen Student Center.

The article first appeared in the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) magazine in August 2004.

From a Neo Classical Gym to a Classic Student Center: Adaptive Re-use Creates Vibrant Student Center

Shepley named program architect for IIT innovation institute

Monday, 10 March 2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Illinois Tech President John Anderson on Friday to announce that Shepley Bulfinch and John Ronan Architects will program and design the planned Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship on the University’s Mies van der Rohe campus.

Developing the program for the Institute means that Shepley will collaborate with IIT’s stakeholders and the design architect to explore, evaluate, and synthesize ways to create a new building type uniquely suited to IIT’s culture of research, collaboration, and invention.

Construction on the $40 million, 100,000 square-foot facility could begin as early as the summer of 2015 with a completion date anticipated in 2017.

“The new Kaplan Institute at ...[more]

Interior Design names Shepley “Design Giant”

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Shepley Bulfinch has moved up ten places to rank 39th among the nation’s leading interior design firms, according to Interior Design magazine in its “100 Giants” annual survey, published this month. The survey is based on 2009 interior design fees for major interior design firms from around the US.

In a break-out by key sectors, Shepley also ranks 6th among education design firms. The firm’s 2009 university clients include Duke, Johns Hopkins, George Mason, Atlanta University Center, Illinois Wesleyan, and the University of New Mexico. In 2009 the firm also completed ...[more]

Jonathan Baron named director at Shepley Bulfinch

Monday, 17 March 2014

Jonathan BaronJonathan Baron has been named a Director at Shepley Bulfinch, where he is one of the leaders of the firm’s national practice.

“Jonathan’s broad knowledge of high-performance building design and delivery has been a tremendous resource to his colleagues, our practice and to our clients,” said Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge.

He has led a number of academic library projects through complex renovations and additions, including projects for George Mason University, Cal Poly, and the seven-phase renovation of Princeton University’s Firestone Library.

He has contributed to articles on building performance and sustainability that have ...[more]

A new home for cardiovascular care

Friday, 20 September 2013

Carle Foundation HospitalA new Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) opened to patients earlier this month at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, consolidating previously scattered cardiovascular services in one location.

The HVI, which provides inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular services, occupies the first two floors of the nine-story tower designed by Shepley Bulfinch. HVI’s new facilities include eight catheterization labs and the relocation of cardiac intensive care. The cardiovascular center stands alongside the neuroscience and intensive care units in the new building.

“It was our goal to achieve a building where a patient could have the care for their ...[more]

Smilow, Sherman hospitals lauded for sustainable features

Monday, 23 August 2010

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.

Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and ...[more]

Renovate or replace? Making the billion-dollar decision

Monday, 9 August 2010

In his article in the August issue of Health Facilities Management, Bill Mead discusses the financial, physical, and operational factors to be considered when making decisions regarding the renovation/expansion or replacement of a hospital facility.

By way of example Bill presents the cases of the replacement campus for Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and the bed tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Health Facilities Management article