Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Shepley Bulfinch announced that Luke Voiland AIA and Andre Kamili AIA, LEED AP have been named the firm’s newest principals, and that Matt Gifford AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to director.
“As a culture we’re ambitious about design innovation and our role in shaping the buildings of the future,” said President Carole Wedge, FAIA. “Luke, Andre, and Matt have risen to this challenge, repeatedly demonstrating that they have the drive and vision to lead the firm in this pursuit. We honor them as they assume their roles in the firm’s leadership.”
Luke Voiland is a design leader with an inclusive approach and clear, thoughtful insights that engage his clients ...[more]
Thursday, 10 September 2015
If our design process isn’t lean, how do we expect our construction process to be? This was the focus of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) New England Community of Practice event in June where a team of designers, construction managers, and MEP subcontractors shared their approach to an ideal preconstruction process. Shepley Bulfinch worked with Turner Construction, and MEP subcontractors SullyMac and Cannistraro to create a pull plan that allows them to manage information and decisions down to a weekly basis.
Does so not only helps our team stay on schedule, it improves ...[more]
Monday, 2 November 2009
I was surprised when someone recently asked in passing if there was really anything behind the term “integrated design.” or if it was just the latest buzzword in architecture. I couldn’t imagine anything more off base, but it did get me thinking.
If you were tasked with solving an enormously complex problem utilizing a team of highly trained professionals, each representing different, but related, disciplines, wouldn’t you want to create a situation in which all the various expertise on the team could be leveraged to its maximum potential?
If a successful solution to the problem ...[more]
Friday, 8 January 2016
The voices of Groton School in this video offer powerful testimony on the transformation of their historic Schoolhouse and the impact of design on a community of learners.
Film by Jordan Beard and Alistair Wilson
Courtesy of Groton School
Thursday, 3 December 2015
The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold Certification to The Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center at Phillips Academy. It is the second LEED-certified building on the school’s Andover, Massachusetts, campus.
The sustainable design of the 17,000 square foot center reinforces the Center’s emphasis on health and well-being. “This is another testament to this beautiful new Wellness Center supporting Andover’s larger initiatives in individual and community health,” said Phillips Academy Medical Director Dr. Amy Patel.
The Center’s sustainable centerpiece is its geothermal system, with a 19-well field that lies beneath the ...[more]
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
When Interior Design magazine named Brody Learning Commons an honoree in the 2013 Best of Year Awards last week, it honored a place that the Johns Hopkins University community has called home – and nicknamed the BLC – since its doors opened in the fall of 2012.
Designed as a complement to the Eisenhower Library, the open and connected BLC offers a range of study spaces, a quiet reading room, and a state-of-the-art conservation lab. Its beauty is more than skin deep, though: the BLC is ...[more]
Friday, 3 May 2013
The Brody Learning Commons at Johns Hopkins University, which has been packed since its doors opened last August, has something big to celebrate this week: LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. It’s the first new construction on the school’s Homewood campus to earn this distinction.
The Learning Commons’ sustainable strategies include:
Managing solar gain: Heat gain and loss from the glass curtain wall system was combated by high-performance glass, automated interior shades, and perimeter (hydronic) heating and cooling.
Energy efficiency: While the under-floor air distribution system ...[more]
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The transformation of a former Amherst College fraternity house near the main campus into a 44-bed residence hall is now underway, with plans to open in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The 21,000 square foot renovation and expansion of Seligman House, which was built in 1921, preserves the character of the original building and adds a three-story wing that complements it aesthetically. The wood rafters of the original structure are preserved, as are the hewn beams of the living room, along with its wood-burning fireplace. A patio is nestled in the new ...[more]