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Shepley Bulfinch ranked in ENR Top 500

Monday, 23 April 2007

Shepley Bulfinch was ranked #291 in the 2007 Engineering News-Record (ENR) survey of the Top 500 design firms.

This annual issue published by ENR Magazine ranks the 500 largest US-based engineering, architectural and environmental design firms by revenue. Firms are ranked according to the revenues generated for design work performed in 2006. Shepley Bulfinch has regularly appeared in the ENR Top 500 survey rankings.

http://enr.construction.com/people/topLists/topDesignFirm/topdesign_A-Z.asp

Thinking LEED, Building Green

18 April 2007

Plan New Hampshire Sustainable Design Workshop - Lebanon, NH

Ray Gerbi, Vice President, Facilities, Concord Hospital

Santa Rosa Community College "green" library in Architectural Showcase

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Frank P Doyle Library at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, was one of 27 public and academic libraries nationwide to be included in the April 2007 issue of American Libraries magazine.

The American Library Association publication’s annual Design Showcase highlighted the host of environmental features which are incorporated seamlessly in the Doyle Library’s traditional design. These include the library’s use of a 58-kw photovoltaic array and a system of thermal energy storage units.

The 141,000 s.f. library was the work of design partners TLCD Architecture of California, which oversaw the project’s sustainable design elements, and Shepley Bulfinch, which brought its expertise in library planning and programming to the project. ...[more]

Maine Holocaust Human Rights Center profiled in national press

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Michael Klahr Holocaust Human Rights Center, on the campus of the University of Maine in Augusta, was the subject of an Associated Press article carried in the LA Times, Boston Globe, and a host of other papers nationwide today.

The 6,000 s.f. Center, which will be completed and dedicated later this year, is named in honor of a survivor of the Holocaust who settled in Maine.

The Center’s design, inspired by the petals of a flower, symbolizes life and renewal. The design was selected from more than 120 submissions from architects around the world.

Collecting the pieces, creating the whole

26 March 2007

ACUI (Assn of College Unions International) Annual Meeting - Atlanta GA

Janette Blackburn, Shepley Bulfinch
Tim Butler, Philadelphia University

Ground broken for new Candler School of Theology at Emory

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Atlanta, GA – Ground was broken today for the first phase of a plan at the heart of the Emory campus for the Candler School of Theology and the Center for Ethics. The new complex will comprise a cluster of buildings that act as a gateway to Emory’s historic quadrangle.

The first phase of the project to break ground is a structure that will be located adjacent to the School’s current home. The 70,000 s.f., $34 million structure will house classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space and two large lecture halls, as well as The Center for Ethics.

In the second phase of construction, Bishops Hall will be demolished and a new structure ...[more]

Queen's Library Cited as Part of Belfast Revival

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

The new library at Queen’s University, Belfast, was among the examples of the economic revival of Belfast, Northern Ireland, according to an article which appeared today in Architecture Week.

With design techniques that exceed code requirements, the 190,000 s.f. project is expected to meet the stringent standards of the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).

Instead of a mechanical system, its natural ventilation system will reduce energy costs by fifty percent. The library’s sustainable elements also include automatically operated windows, atria, roof venting, and a night cooling strategy that utilizes exposed concrete structural slabs. Ground source heat pumps, with a raised floor system, efficiently deliver low temperature heat. ...[more]

Plans Presented for Duke Law School Construction

Friday, 9 March 2007

Shepley Bulfinch’s latest project on the Duke University campus is the subject of an article in today’s issue of the Duke University Law School paper, “The Devil’s Advocate”. In the article, Professor Tom Metzloff, co-chair of the school’s building committee, unveiled plans for the design and construction of the Star Commons, an addition to the law school building.

The new Commons will provide the school with public space, including casual seating for 150 on the main floor and, as a forum for major public speaking events, seating for up to 500.

It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2008.