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Herzog, Nieto named to ENR Southwest’s 20 Under 40

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Clearly good things come in pairs!

Shepley Bulfinch principals Joe Herzog and Chris Nieto have been selected as two of ENR Southwest’s 20 Under 40 Leaders for 2011. Of the 20 individuals honored this year in the Southwest, they are the only two from the same company. Chris and Joe lead Shepley Bulfinch’s Phoenix office.

Selected by a jury of industry experts, the 2011 awards showcase 20 young leaders who have helped shape the region’s design and construction industry.

Profiles of the recipients will appear in the January 2012 edition of ...[more]

The New Edge for Town-and-Gown Relationships

Friday, 1 September 2017

Neighborhood Connections Seen As Recruiting Advantage
By: Joe Herzog, AIA, Principal

The traditional perimeter between an academic institution and its surrounding urban environment is no longer a defined line, but a blurred edge. As colleges shift from being introverted environments to becoming more integrated within their surrounding communities – urban, suburban or rural settings – the synergistic relationship between a college and its community can lead to healthy local economies and engaged communities.

For both to flourish – as opposed to merely survive – they must work together in a symbiotic way.

The development of housing, mixed-use, academic, entrepreneurial and research environments, both on and off campus, helps blur ...[more]

Bringing Students Back on Campus: Who Owns the Brand?

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

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Every university in the United States had both professional and independent apartment owners and managers scattered around their periphery for decades. Increasing enrollment was managed by the marketplace and universities focused on new buildings for academic, research, student life, recreation, and sports complexes. Frankly, it was easier to get a donor or a state legislature to approve an Interdisciplinary Science and Research Center than it was to fund a Residence Hall.

Despite this funding differential, student housing cannot be denied in its ability to effectively and positively impact student experience and success. It is the core of the branded ...[more]

UnCommon phenomenon: LEED Gold for CA Student Housing project in Eugene

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

LEED GoldUnCommon, the student housing complex in Eugene, Oregon, developed by CA Student Living and designed by Shepley Bulfinch, has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. This is CA’s first LEED Certified project and the latest in Shepley Bulfinch’s portfolio of highly sustainable buildings.

“We’re responding to changes in the urban housing market for college students and graduates,” said JJ Smith, COO of CA Student Living. “They’re looking for a smaller environmental footprint and well-designed spaces close to the life of the campus and the city.”

Using sustainable strategies was ...[more]

Calling the Phoenix Financial Center home

Monday, 22 September 2014

Shepley Bulfinch’s Arizona office is settling in to a new home in the South Rotunda of the iconic Phoenix Financial Center as the building prepares to mark its 50th anniversary.

On September 20, Shepley Bulfinch’s move was the subject of a major piece in the Arizona Republic, “Phoenix architects renovate, move in to Phoenix landmark.”

Paired with the Center’s signature ‘punchcard’ tower, the distinctive inverted concrete arches and domed roof of the south Rotunda make the Center one of Midtown’s most prominent landmarks. Inside, a stained glass starburst graces the top of the ...[more]

Wabash College breaks ground on student housing project

Friday, 23 May 2014

Construction is now underway at Wabash College for a new 136-bed student housing complex on the College’s Crawfordsville, Indiana, campus. The $15 million plan includes the construction of two 38-bed halls, two 16-bed lodges, and two duplex-style townhomes with 12 beds each. Shepley Bulfinch designed the six-building complex.

The new housing, which will be sited along the campus’ west side, includes increased parking and links to the main campus through walkways and landscaping.

“We are excited about the development of the near west side of campus and the expansion of student housing options,” said President Gregory D. Hess. “The new residences represent careful planning and long conversations with students, faculty, staff and ...[more]

Good neighbors: greening downtown Phoenix

Monday, 24 January 2011

Shepley principals Chris Nieto and Joe Herzog joined colleagues from the firm and other Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) volunteers on January 22 to plant 100 new trees at Steele Indian School Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Dozens of members of the community attended Saturday’s event, planting the new trees in the 75-acre park, which is bordered by Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Chris, who also serves on the board of directors of the Phoenix Community Alliance, led the effort for Shepley. “Building a great city and maintaining ...[more]

Shepley announces merger of Merzproject, expansion of presence in Southwest

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

BOSTON, MA – National architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch of Boston and Merzproject of Phoenix today announced their merger. The merger unites Shepley Bulfinch, one of the country’s leading design firms, and Merzproject, named a 2009 Design Vanguard firm by Architectural Record. Starting today, the Phoenix office will be known as Merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch.

With this merger, Merz and Shepley bring a shared passion for the transformative power of design and Shepley’s capacity for the delivery of complex institutional projects to clients throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The firm will continue to develop relationships in all of its major practice areas – education, ...[more]