Thursday, 21 January 2016
Designing and building large complex projects is becoming more – well, complex. Architects and project teams are constantly looking for ways to control project costs without sacrificing quality or the user experience. Enter the Big Room.
An increasing popular tool for project teams, the Big Room model co-locates designers, contractors, and owners in one space for the duration of a project’s planning, design, and construction process. The idea is that working together in one location promotes transparency, collaboration, and equality and, in the end, delivers a better project for less cost ...[more]
Friday, 6 February 2015
Two Shepley Bulfinch projects were recognized for their design at the Boston Society of Architects’ 2014 Design Awards Gala on January 29.
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven took home an honor award for healthcare facility design. Director Cathy Lange accepted the ‘Hobson’ for the project team at last week’s ceremony.
In their remarks, the design jury noted how “the architect delivered with clean, simple, and timeless design… The exterior design is very sensitive, with arrays of windows, terracotta screens, and glass stair towers combining for an elegant urban expression.”
The 500,000 square ...[more]
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The ‘enduring success’ of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is celebrated in “Test of Time”, which appears in the April issue of Health Facilities Management.
The special report details the American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards, which were presented to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and to Griffin Hospital last month in recognition of their contribution to the legacy of excellence and innovation within healthcare architecture.
At a time when the rising cost of healthcare draws increasing attention across the country, both projects offer powerful lessons on the value of taking a long view in healthcare ...[more]
Thursday, 20 March 2014
The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has named Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center one of two recipients of ACHA’s inaugural Legacy Project Awards. The awards were presented in Orlando on March 18 at the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Planning, Design, and Construction Summit.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock represents a paradigm shift in hospital design, incorporating and foretelling some of the most significant healthcare delivery and design issues of the past 25 years. This includes
- A patient- and family-centered campus
- A focus on managing first cost and ongoing operational costs with a series of connected, yet discrete buildings
Monday, 17 March 2014
In a survey released today, Modern Healthcare ranked Shepley Bulfinch 43rd among the top healthcare architecture firms in the country in the magazine’s 2014 Construction and Design Survey.
No surprise here, given our broad healthcare portfolio. Our current work includes a number of major pediatric projects, including the new Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo; a major addition and renovation at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville; a new patient tower for Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and a range of projects for Boston Children’s Hospital. The Gardner ...[more]
Friday, 20 September 2013
A 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]
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
The healing power of the award-winning Hollander Healing Garden of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven is celebrated in the October 2011 issue of Health Facilities Management. Its recognition as a distinctive design element of note is the latest in the magazine’s monthly “Last Detail” feature.
The 2,500 square foot rooftop garden, located on the 7th floor of the hospital, is an oasis of calm in one of the densest parts of downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It is one of a number of elements in the hospital that draw ...[more]