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Expanding the Innovation Ecosystem

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

BSA Committee Explores How Sharing Space and Resources Catalyzes Biotech Ventures

What is the relationship between space and innovation in the workplace? IT startups have been engaging in this conversation for years, leading to the creation of several successful co-working facilities. But what about other industries? Can the “incubator model” be re-imagined across entrepreneurial ventures to foster other successful innovative ecosystems?

BSA’s Committee for Research and Innovation Design overwhelmingly decided the answer is yes, at its inaugural meeting last week at LabCentral in Boston.

Committee Co-Chairs Luke Voiland, AIA, principal with Shepley Bulfinch, and Lynn Petermann, AIA, associate with Payette, partnered with first-of-its kind ...[more]

Architecture showcase highlights innovative hospital

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What happens when you integrate sophisticated cancer treatment with the healing power of nature and art? Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital is the subject of a three-page feature in the September 2010 Architecture Showcase in Healthcare Design magazine. The showcase presentation draws particular attention to the role of art in healing and the use of evidence-based design at Smilow.

The hospital, which includes a eighth-floor healing garden (photo, right) among its innovative sustainable design features, is on target for LEED certification.

Hospital's innovative geothermal system draws press attention

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

ELGIN, IL – The innovative geothermal system at Sherman Hospital, now under construction in Elgin, Illinois, is drawing national and regional press attention this month.

The operational and economic value of the geothermal system, as well as the technology behind it, are discussed in July’s Healthcare Design feature, “Running Hot and Cold”, by Shepley Bulfinch Principal Jonathan Gyory. Shorter pieces have run in the Chicago Tribune and other regional press.

The project is the world’s largest geothermal hospital project currently under construction. The 154-acre site includes a 15-acre manmade lake with a geothermal “net” at the bottom. Installation of the geothermal system, which carried a first-cost price tag of $4.5 million when ...[more]

Food for Thought: Innovative Dining Supports Student Life

Thursday, 6 July 2006

Jonathan Ross

Food for Thought: Innovative Dining Supports Student Life

The OR Theater of the Future: Innovative Planning and Design for Intraoperative Imaging

Monday, 29 May 2006

Charles Osborne

The OR Theater of the Future: Innovative Planning and Design for Intraoperative Imaging

Shepley Bulfinch pioneered the first intraoperative MRI operating room at Children’s Hospital Boston. Here, Charles Osborne talks about the technological advance and its potential to transform the surgical suite.

Innovative approaches to designing a healing arts program

3 May 2012

Arts & Health: A Global View, Detroit, MI

Anne Garrity, Interior Designer, Shepley Bulfinch
Grace Serra, Art Advisor, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Bev Crider, Patient and Family-Centered Care Director, Children's Hospital of Michigan

Innovative Learning Space Design

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Translating design principles and best practices
Educause Learning Institute (ELI) – 2009 Annual Conference

Shepley president Carole Wedge and Barbara Weaver of Clemson talk about the creation of interactive learning environments.

Shepley featured in new book on innovative office environments

Monday, 7 April 2008

Shepley Bulfinch’s open and collaborative Boston office and design studio wins kudos in the newly published book, Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments, by Diane Stegmeier (John Wiley & Sons, Inc).

The firm’s Seaport District office is cited as an exemplar of workplace design, inspiring collaboration, information exchange, and the generation of new ideas. Attention is drawn to the office’s clustering spaces for scheduled and spontaneous interaction, where staff members cross paths while arriving for a planned project meeting, an impromptu team brainstorming session, or a casual one-on-one dialogue. The open environment fosters a culture in which Shepley staff can easily leverage the creativity and insight ...[more]