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Merzproject wins 2009 Interior Design award

Friday, 18 December 2009

merzproject_bshNEW YORK, NY – The stellar year for merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch, continued on December 3, when it was named one of the winners of Interior Design Magazine’s Best of 2009 in a celebration at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

At the event, merzproject was presented with a Merit Award in the “Showroom” category for the 12,000 s.f. B/S/H Gallery and Training Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility provides seminar space, class rooms and a training center for one of the world’s largest appliance manufacturers, as well as serving as a ...[more]

Shepley announces merger of Merzproject, expansion of presence in Southwest

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

BOSTON, MA – National architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch of Boston and Merzproject of Phoenix today announced their merger. The merger unites Shepley Bulfinch, one of the country’s leading design firms, and Merzproject, named a 2009 Design Vanguard firm by Architectural Record. Starting today, the Phoenix office will be known as Merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch.

With this merger, Merz and Shepley bring a shared passion for the transformative power of design and Shepley’s capacity for the delivery of complex institutional projects to clients throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The firm will continue to develop relationships in all of its major practice areas – education, ...[more]

Celebrating The Link’s “beauty of efficiency” in Phoenix

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Merzproject’s renovation of a small 1957 office building near downtown Phoenix into the award-winning mixed-use Link is profiled in “Past Forward,” an article in the current issue of Retrofit magazine. The two-story building is a short walk from a major light rail stop, Central Library, and the Phoenix Art Museum. The second floor is now home to merzproject, a studio of Shepley Bulfinch, while a gallery and coffee shop occupy the ground floor. The article discusses the renovation project, which was completed in 2008, in the context of the growth of metropolitan ...[more]

Show Low Public Library on track for summer 2010 opening

Friday, 19 February 2010

Construction continues on the new public library in Show Low, Arizona, with an anticipated opening this summer.

Designed by Merzproject of Phoenix, now a studio of Shepley Bulfinch, the library uses masonry and laminated timber construction that reflects the wood barn tradition of the region’s White Mountains. The design reflects an environmentally conscious approach to the project. A 150-foot long clerestory window brings daylight deep into the main hall, while other sustainable features include the use low-VOC and recycled-content finishes, high-efficiency plumbing and mechanical equipment, and regional materials, such as Arizona stone.

The new ...[more]

Interior Design names Shepley “Design Giant”

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Shepley Bulfinch has moved up ten places to rank 39th among the nation’s leading interior design firms, according to Interior Design magazine in its “100 Giants” annual survey, published this month. The survey is based on 2009 interior design fees for major interior design firms from around the US.

In a break-out by key sectors, Shepley also ranks 6th among education design firms. The firm’s 2009 university clients include Duke, Johns Hopkins, George Mason, Atlanta University Center, Illinois Wesleyan, and the University of New Mexico. In 2009 the firm also completed ...[more]

Interior Design award for The LINK

Saturday, 4 December 2010

The LINK received a Merit Award in Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year (BOY) 2010 awards, announced in New York on December 3. The Phoenix, Arizona, mixed-use building, which was renovated in 2008, is home to Shepley Bulfinch’s Phoenix design studio.

Located at the heart of Phoenix Cultural District, the 8,000 square foot building is a model of adaptive reuse, with a renovation that re-purposed the structural shell of this two-story mid-century commercial structure and transformed it into building stock for the 21st century. The design studio is located on ...[more]

Ribbon cutting for Show Low library

Friday, 13 August 2010

The city of Show Low, Arizona, is buzzing about its new public library and council chambers, and is celebrating the opening with an open house, live radio broadcast, and ribbon cutting ceremony on August 17.

City manager Ed Muder said, “We’re happy to hear so many positive comments from our citizens and library patrons about this beautiful new facility. This is the first phase in our long-term plans for a civic center that will serve our citizens for many years to come.”

The library, which opened to the public earlier ...[more]

BD+C profiles The LINK in feature on mixed-use projects

Monday, 10 January 2011

The Link in Phoenix is highlighted in a feature on successful mixed-use development that appears in the January issue of Building Design+Construction. Principal Chris Nieto discusses the project, which houses the Phoenix office of Shepley Bulfinch and a mix of retail and incubator spaces. The Link has won a number of awards over the past year, including a 2010 Merit Award from Interior Design and two Valley Forward Environmental Excellence awards.

Mixed-use on steroids – BD+C January 2011
The Link (sidebar) – BD+C January 2011