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Revealing and re-expressing mid-century modern in Phoenix

14 May 2015

Paths to Preservation: AZ Historic Preservation Conf, Flagstaff, AZ

Alison Rainey, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Ryan Grabe, Shepley Bulfinch

Interior Design honors for Phoenix Financial Center

Monday, 7 December 2015

2015 BOY award winner seal 150pxShepley Bulfinch’s renovation of the South Rotunda of the Phoenix Financial Center took home top honors in the 2015 Interior Design magazine Best of Year (BOY) Awards in the Designer’s Own Office category. Winners were announced at Interior Design’s Best of Year Gala in New York last week.

The Phoenix Financial Center was designed by Peruvian-born architect W.A. Sarmiento and completed in 1964, and today is one of the city’s most prominent mid-century buildings.

As well as creating a new home for the firm’s Phoenix office, this restoration and adaptive reuse project celebrates an important ...[more]

Calling the Phoenix Financial Center home

Monday, 22 September 2014

Shepley Bulfinch’s Arizona office is settling in to a new home in the South Rotunda of the iconic Phoenix Financial Center as the building prepares to mark its 50th anniversary.

On September 20, Shepley Bulfinch’s move was the subject of a major piece in the Arizona Republic, “Phoenix architects renovate, move in to Phoenix landmark.”

Paired with the Center’s signature ‘punchcard’ tower, the distinctive inverted concrete arches and domed roof of the south Rotunda make the Center one of Midtown’s most prominent landmarks. Inside, a stained glass starburst graces the top of the ...[more]

Modern Healthcare ranks Shepley among top healthcare design firms

Monday, 17 March 2014

East Tennessee Children's HospitalIn a survey released today, Modern Healthcare ranked Shepley Bulfinch 43rd among the top healthcare architecture firms in the country in the magazine’s 2014 Construction and Design Survey.

No surprise here, given our broad healthcare portfolio. Our current work includes a number of major pediatric projects, including the new Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo; a major addition and renovation at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville; a new patient tower for Children’s Hospital of Michigan; and a range of projects for Boston Children’s Hospital. The Gardner ...[more]

Double Cask begins design in Phoenix

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Shepley Bulfinch has been selected to design Double Cask, a restaurant, bar and market concept slated to open in Avondale, Arizona, later this year. The project, a 5,700 square foot tenant improvement in a new building shell, is now in the design phase.

Double Cask is Shepley Bulfinch’s latest hospitality project in the Phoenix area in the past 48 months. Craig DeMarco’s Windsor and Churn opened in north central Phoenix earlier this year.

The project is based on the idea of a European gastro pub, which combines a large ...[more]

Windsor and Churn open in downtown Phoenix

Monday, 25 April 2011

The Windsor and Churn, Phoenix’s two latest dining concepts by the creators of Postino Central, celebrated its grand opening today, with a sense of real excitement among Phoenix food lovers.

The pair of venues showcase the transformation of a mid-century strip-mall building into an “all-American” restaurant with a separate artisan ice cream house that also offers pastries and coffee, creating a hip new gathering spot for Phoenix residents. 

The Windsor and Churn elegantly blend the local flavor of the surrounding neighborhood with the classic, rustic feel that existed during the structure’s original use. ...[more]

Good neighbors: greening downtown Phoenix

Monday, 24 January 2011

Shepley principals Chris Nieto and Joe Herzog joined colleagues from the firm and other Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) volunteers on January 22 to plant 100 new trees at Steele Indian School Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Dozens of members of the community attended Saturday’s event, planting the new trees in the 75-acre park, which is bordered by Central Avenue and Indian School Road.

Chris, who also serves on the board of directors of the Phoenix Community Alliance, led the effort for Shepley. “Building a great city and maintaining ...[more]

Two environmental excellence awards for Phoenix LINK

Monday, 4 October 2010

The LINK took top honors in the 30th annual Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, announced in Phoenix on October 2. The mixed-use building, which was renovated in 2008, received a Crescordia (first place) Award (Commercial/Mixed-Use) and a Merit Award (Historic Preservation).

In contrast to prevailing trends, the LINK boldly chooses to preserve the cultural identity of the structure’s facade and neighborhood while re-purposing it. Located at the heart of the Phoenix Cultural District, the 7,000 square foot LINK re-purposes the structural shell of this two-story mid-century commercial structure and, ...[more]