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Harvard Business School’s Gallatin Hall gets rave reviews

Thursday, 21 August 2008

BOSTON, MA – Harvard Business School celebrated the newly renovated Gallatin Hall the old-fashioned way – with an all-night party. As the HBS Bulletin notes, what better way to “road test” a dorm than to invite 73 friends over to sleep in its rooms and test its light switches, windows, and shower heads?

The gut renovation that stripped Gallatin down to its brick walls and concrete slabs transformed the McKim Mead and White building’s warren-like accommodations into the envy of the campus. Gallatin Hall is now ADA compliant, with universal access through a newly restored courtyard, teak rocking chairs and benches lining its elegant brick terrace. A glass-paneled second-floor footbridge ...[more]

Saint-Gobain breaks ground on R&D facility west of Boston

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

NORTHBORO, MA – Saint-Gobain today broke ground on a new facility to expand the French company’s Research and Development Center in central Massachusetts. Company representatives and state and local officials were among those participating in the ceremony.

Shepley Bulfinch designed the 61,000 s.f. building to promote collaboration among research teams and to encourage innovation and creativity. It is being built using Saint-Gobain building products, including window glass, ceilings, wallboard, insulation, roofing and foundation products.The building is targeting LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council.

The Northboro site is the largest of Saint-Gobain’s worldwide research centers. Paris-based Saint-Gobain is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, ...[more]

ENR names Shepley among top 100 green design firms in US

Monday, 23 June 2008

NEW YORK, NY – Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine released its first Top Green Design Firms list, ranking Shepley Bulfinch at #59. The rankings are based on design firms’ 2007 revenues from projects that were registered and are actively seeking certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and other major third-party environmental standards organizations.

The firm’s portfolio includes a wide range of sustainable projects, including those receiving LEED certification. The Duke Library at Furman University received LEED Gold certification earlier this year, and the firm’s renovation of Gallatin Hall at Harvard Business School, scheduled to be completed later this summer, is on track for LEED Gold certification.

Sustainable design is a ...[more]

Shepley office celebrated as model of flexibility, mobility

Monday, 10 December 2007

The flexibility and openness of Shepley Bulfinch’s LEED-certified Boston office was heralded in a front-page article in today’s Banker and Tradesman.

The feature, by columnist and Boston Architectural College professor Jeff Stein, applauded the mobility and horizontal organization of the office, which is designed to foster a collaborative environment and reconfiguration of staff as project demands require. The office, located in Boston’s Seaport District near the World Trade Center, was awarded LEED-CI Silver certification earlier this year.

The office will be on show next May, when Boston hosts the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. Shepley Bulfinch is a convention sponsor.

Furman library profiled in Real Estate and Construction Review

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The James B. Duke Library at Furman University was among the projects profiled in Real Estate and Construction Review’s 2007 Carolinas Edition.

The 52,000 s.f. expansion and 70,000 s.f. renovation of the Greenville, SC, university library transformed the crowded facility into the intellectual heart of the Furman campus, and doubled its capacity. The director of the Library noted that the transformation has made the library “the place to be… and the jewel of the buildings on campus.”

Shepley Bulfinch worked with local associate architects Neal Prince + Partners on the project, which is targeting LEED certification.

Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital in NE Real Estate Journal

Friday, 4 May 2007

New Haven, CT – The Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital was highlighted on the front page of today’s issue of the New England Real Estate Journal.

The fourteen-story, 511,000 s.f. cancer hospital, now under construction in New Haven, will offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. The design of the Center includes a 7000 s.f. healing garden.

The $467 million project is seeking LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, incorporating sustainable design elements such as the recycling of some 20,000 tons of construction waste and the use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints and carpets.

Kevin Triplett talks about green design on campus

Monday, 30 April 2007

A short piece by Kevin Triplett, AIA LEED AP, in the April 2007 issue of College Planning and Management discusses the incorporation of sustainable design elements on college campuses around the US.

In the article, Kevin cites three major factors driving the heightened interest in sustainable design on campus: energy (and cost) efficiency; the inclusion of the campus itself as a teaching tool; and the increased engagement of student populations in sustainable design and practices.

Shepley Bulfinch’s new Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, which is highlighted in the article, is the nation’s first law school to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Duke Law School dedicates “world class facility”

Monday, 10 November 2008

DURHAM, NC – US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the dedication last week for Duke University Law School’s new Star Commons and newly renovated Goodson Law Library. Joining him on stage for the event were University President Richard Brodhead and Law School Dean David Levi.

More than 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni filled the Commons for the event. In his remarks, Dean Levi noted, “We now have facilities that match the strength of our faculty and students. As spectacular as this building is, we are most proud of the community it symbolizes and the work it facilitates.”

The project, completed on time and under budget for ...[more]