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IDEA Center breaks ground at Austin College

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Austin College president Marjorie Hass welcomed trustees, distinguished alumni, and other guests at a June 3 groundbreaking ceremony for the IDEA Center, the Sherman, Texas, college’s new science and technology complex.

Twelve years in the planning, the 103,000 s.f. Center will emphasize breaking down boundaries between disciplines, housing the departments of physics, chemistry, biology, environmental studies, math, and computer science in one facility. A centerpiece of the new academic building is a domed observatory, with a 24″ telescope that will be among the best among the country’s liberal arts institutions.

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Shepley Bulfinch names 2011 Summer Design Fellow

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Shepley Bulfinch has selected Susannah Cramer-Greenbaum of the University of Michigan as the firm’s 14th annual Summer Design Fellow. She was chosen for the ten-week Fellowship from a field of close to 100 candidates from the country’s top design schools.

Susannah received her Master’s degree in architecture earlier this month. Her graduate thesis, “Face Value,” explores the aesthetics for the mediation of post-industrial sites. She examined the re-use and re-purposing of former industrial sites in ways that preserve both our industrial legacy and our relationship with the natural environment.

Susannah completed ...[more]

Southwest’s largest naturopathic clinic opens in Tempe

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM) opened its new medical center in Tempe, Arizona, with a dedication on October 8, followed by a public open house the next day. Political and community leaders joined SCNM president Dr. Paul Mittman for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The medical center, located in the college’s main campus, is home to the largest naturopathic medical clinic in the Southwest. The center currently serves over 20,000 patients each year, with the capacity to accommodate up to 75,000.

“We’re very excited to offer students a ...[more]

Smilow, Sherman hospitals lauded for sustainable features

Monday, 23 August 2010

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.

Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and ...[more]

Upgrading the hospital environment

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The latest issue of Healthcare Building Ideas features an interview with healthcare architects Angela Watson and David Meek. In “Systems for Upgrading the Hospital Environment,” this issue’s Build It Right feature, Angela and David discuss recent developments in healthcare design, including strategies for waste management and changing perspectives on indoor air quality for hospitals.

Angela and David’s recent project at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire received LEED certification in 2009, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.

Healthcare Building Ideas article

Shepley repeats with strong national rankings for architecture, green design

Friday, 2 July 2010

Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record magazines once again ranked Shepley Bulfinch among the top architecture and green design firms in the US in their latest annual surveys published in the two magazines this week. The rankings are based on revenues in 2009, a challenging year for the industry.

Architectural Record put Shepley at #79 among A/E/C firms based on total architectural revenue in its survey of the country’s 250 leading design firms.

ENR ranked Shepley Bulfinch at #89 in its annual survey of Top 100 Green Design Firms, based on 2009 ...[more]

Using sustainable design to create a healing environment

Monday, 1 February 2010

Shouldn’t the design of a healthcare facility begin with creating a healthy environment? That’s the argument Angela Watson makes in her article, “LEED by example: Using sustainable design to create a healing environment,” which appears in the January 2010 issue of Healthcare Design magazine. In the article, she discusses the process behind Concord Hospital’s 2008 expansion and renovation, and the hospital’s subsequent receipt of LEED certification, the first in northern New England to be so recognized.

Healthcare Design article

Architectural Record, ENR name Shepley a top US design firm

Monday, 6 July 2009

Shepley Bulfinch was “three for three” in surveys that appeared in Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazines this week for top design and green design firms, and top firms in the US, based on firms’ 2008 revenues.

Architectural Record put Shepley at #89 in its survey of the 250 leading design firms in the US, while ENR’s survey of the 500 top firms, which placed Shepley at #338 (2008 rank: #359) included all responding firms’ architecture, engineering, and construction revenues.

ENR ranked Shepley Bulfinch at #54, up from #59 in 2008 in its annual survey of Top 100 Green Design Firms. Rankings are based on 2008 revenues from projects registered ...[more]