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Virtual reality and design on a human scale

Friday, 6 November 2015

Justin MillerEveryone in the design community is talking about Virtual Reality, and that’s not surprising. It seems like every new design tool and technology comes with a promise to help us work more efficiently and more effectively. As a rookie user, I have to say that my VR experience has opened my eyes to the future of design.

When Angeline from our IT team mentioned that she’d been developing a virtual tool that would let users experience their 3D SketchUp models in VR, I jumped at the chance to test it on the NICU (neonatal ...[more]

Two drivers of change in learning environments

Thursday, 5 November 2009

As a participant in Herman Miller’s Spring 2009 Higher Education Leadership Roundtable, I found the opportunity to sit and talk with thought leaders across the spectrum of higher education to be highly stimulating.

We spent two days discussing scenarios for learning that had been developed in 2005 and summarized in Herman Miller’s Outlook for Learning white paper – which ones were still valid, which ones had not come to pass, which ones were we still waiting for? In spite of the overarching theme of today’s economic realities, we still believed that every challenge presents an opportunity – and that higher education leaders are the ones who need to capitalize on these ...[more]

Sparkle+Chime: Celebrating arts and culture in Boston

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sparkle+Chime BostonOctober has brought magic to Evans Way Park in Boston, where Shepley Bulfinch’s art installation Sparkle+Chime has filled the trees with patterns of light and sound.

Sparkle+Chime is part of the Fenway Alliance’s 2014 Opening Our Doors celebration on October 13. Hundreds of small suspended mirrored discs and lightweight metal rings have been suspended from selected trees in the park. Sunlight refracting off the discs creates shifting patterns of light across the trees and ground, with the gentle tinkling of chimes as the rings play against the discs in the breeze. Discreet ...[more]

Revolution in the library

2 April 2011

Assn of College & Research Libraries Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Janette Blackburn AIA, LEED AP

Carole Wedge elected to BSA Board of Directors

Friday, 13 November 2009

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) announced today that Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP has been elected to a term as a director-at-large on the BSA board of directors.

A long-standing leader in Boston’s design community, Carole chaired the BSA host committee for the 2008 national convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2008. She has served on the BSA’s ethics committee since 2007. At the national level, Carole is a member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable and the AIA Strategic Directions Task Force. She has been president of Shepley Bulfinch since 2004.

Other election results included: Audrey O’Hagan AIA as BSA vice-president/ president-elect; and Laura ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch presented with award for Tennessee library

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Shepley Bulfinch was presented with the Palladio Award on March 7 at the annual Traditional Building Conference in Boston. The award was presented for the Paul Barret, Jr, Library at Rhodes College in Memphis, which Shepley Bulfinch designed in association with the Virginia firm of Hanbury Evans Wright and Vlattas.

The project was one of ten recognized in the sixth annual Palladio Awards competition for outstanding work in traditional design. It will be featured in the June 2007 issue of Traditional Building magazine.

Design Principal Ralph Jackson accepted the award on behalf of Shepley Bulfinch from Traditional Building publisher Peter Miller. The design team also included James Hunnewell, AIA, Principal ...[more]