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Campbell University selects Shepley for Law School project

Monday, 25 February 2008

RALEIGH, NC – Shepley Bulfinch has been selected as design architect for the Wiggins School of Law for Campbell University, in association with Small Kane of Raleigh. The $13 million project will relocate the Law School from the University’s main campus in Buies Creek, NC, to downtown Raleigh. Plans call for the complete renovation of a 107,000 sf building, including the development of a state-of-the-art law library, courtrooms, classrooms, common spaces, and gathering spaces. The redesigned law school is scheduled to open in August 2009.

Shepley Bulfinch has a wide range of law school design experience, including projects for Marquette and Georgetown Universities and the nation’s first LEED Gold law school ...[more]

Promotions announced; Janette Blackburn named Principal

Friday, 1 February 2008

BOSTON, MA – In promotions announced today, Janette S. Blackburn AIA LEED AP, was named a new Principal at Shepley Bulfinch. Joining the firm in 1989, her work includes projects for the Avery Art and Architecture Library and the Teachers College Library at Columbia University, Princeton University’s Firestone Library, and Fondren Library at Rice University. Janette is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

It was also announced that Melissa Bennett, Katherine Faulkner, and Ann Newman have been named Associate Principals. Melissa, who joined the firm in 2007, is a senior member of the firm’s library practice. Katie, who has been ...[more]

Expecting the unexpected: using scenario planning to improve the lab construction process

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

by Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP

Expecting the unexpected: using scenario planning to improve the lab construction process

Lab design and construction is complex in the best of circumstances. In the November/December 2007 issue of R&D magazine, Elise Woodward talks about the roles of purchasing, scheduling, and coordination in the delivery of sophisticated research facilities.

Elise Woodward receives 2007 Women in Design Award

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Boston, MA – Elise Woodward, AIA LEED AP, was honored at Build Boston today, where she received the Award of Excellence at the eighth annual Women in Design conference.

The second woman architect at Shepley Bulfinch when she joined in 1981 and the third to be named a principal, Elise is a designer, mentor, and convener. As a leader of the firm, she served for six years on its five-member board of directors, four as board chair. Her rich and varied experience directing and shaping science, education, and healthcare projects has included healthcare and academic science and research buildings from Maine to California. Elise is a member of the AIA and ...[more]

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center: “Materiality in Context”

Friday, 31 August 2007

Univ. of MI Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI - SBRA, archite

Architectural materials reinforce the emotional perception of the building in space. An embracing curve of curtainwall, glowing in the heart of the healthcare campus, holds the visitor and public waiting spaces in tight connection to the healing gardens inside and out.

A distinctive brick and punched window composition expresses the rectangular form of the utilitarian spaces behind the curving wall. The building meets the ground plane supported strongly with precast concrete panels with ashlar pattern.

Elise Woodward, AIA, LEED AP

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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]

Wagdy Anis named Fellow, American Institute of Architects

Friday, 23 February 2007

BOSTON, MA – Shepley Bulfinch Principal Wagdy A.Y. Anis FAIA, LEED AP, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) prestigious College of Fellows, one of 76 AIA members nationwide to receive the honor.

He will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA 2007 National Convention in San Antonio. The investiture will be held on May 4 at the Alamo.

“Wagdy has changed the way people think about building energy performance and creative design solutions for sustainable and energy efficient buildings,” said Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge. “We’re very proud of his contributions to the mentoring of many generations of architects in our ...[more]