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Planning for Collections: Balancing Digital Trends, Physical Realities, and Pedagogy

Monday, 29 August 2016

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Digital technologies, changing scholarship habits, spatial constraints, and economic challenges are prompting many institutions to dramatically change how their physical collections (e.g., books, maps, art, biological samples, pottery fragments) are stored, accessed, displayed, and consumed. With the digital revolution, what physical things still are important pedagogically for an academic institution? That is what I explored with Janette Blackburn, principal at Shepley Bulfinch; Paul Guenther, Senior Campus Planner for McGill University, and Anna Gold, Dean of Library Services at Cal Poly, at our SCUP-51 conference presentation in Vancouver.

Leaders of higher education face decisions about ...[more]

Mario Vieira joins Shepley Bulfinch as principal

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Shepley Bulfinch welcomed healthcare planning and design leader Mario Vieira AIA, who has joined the firm as a principal.

In announcing the appointment, president Carole Wedge said, “This is a great match for Shepley. Mario is a trusted architect and advisor for community hospital leaders – something he’s forged with his passion, his personal commitment, and his ability to listen and to guide them through the complex planning, design, and approval process.”

With 25 years as a healthcare architect, Mario has worked with community hospital clients up and down the ...[more]

Ashley Hall School dedicates new library and science center

Friday, 21 August 2009

CHARLESTON, SC – What’s more important than dedicating a new building? Putting it right to work.

On August 20, the Ashley Hall School did just that when it dedicated its new Library and Science Center in a ceremony that marked the beginning of the fall term. Shortly after the event, student began using the resources of the new library, which occupies the first two floors of the 24,500 square foot building, and classes convened in the third-floor science center.

The new center is linked to existing Jenkins Hall with a three-story glass box connector that houses faculty offices, a media lab, and a central stair.

Head of School Jill Muti ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch selected for new work at Lovett School

Tuesday, 2 May 2006

BOSTON, MA – Shepley Bulfinch has been selected by The Lovett School to create an updated master plan; provide programming and conceptual design for all competitive sports, physical education and recreational activities on campus; and provide programming and conceptual design for a new Middle School.

The master planning team includes Jonathan Ross, AIA, Principal in Charge; Alexander Howe, AIA, Principal for Design; and Jeanne Carey, AIA, Project Manager.

Shepley Bulfinch also designed The Lovett School Lower School and Upper School.

The Lovett School is an independent, co-education school with 1,550 students in Grades K through 12. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the school was founded in 1926.

Flexible healthcare design strategies

2 March 2011

Health Facilities Design & Development 2011, San Diego, CA

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, ACHA, Shepley Bulfinch

‘Plan smart’ when integrating medical technologies

Thursday, 13 January 2011

In healthcare today, providing better care for patients increasingly means integrating complex technologies. As a healthcare leader planning a new or expanded facility, how can you construct and navigate a planning and decision-making process with such significant long-term implications? Start by asking the right questions.

To determine the required physical plant space for these innovative facilities, first define your current needs.

- What would you like to gain or learn when using this type of equipment?
- Do you want to introduce more than two modalities within a space?
- How important will it be to plan for future upgrades?

Answers to these questions will have a significant impact on structural, mechanical, and ...[more]

Renovate or replace? Making the billion-dollar decision

Monday, 9 August 2010

In his article in the August issue of Health Facilities Management, Bill Mead discusses the financial, physical, and operational factors to be considered when making decisions regarding the renovation/expansion or replacement of a hospital facility.

By way of example Bill presents the cases of the replacement campus for Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and the bed tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Health Facilities Management article

Values and visions: the future of Young Harris College

19 July 2009

SCUP 44 - Society for College and University Planning conference, Portland, OR

Annie Newman, Shepley Bulfinch
Cathy Cox and Rosemary Royston, Young Harris College