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North Shore Community College begins expansion

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The addition of a major wing to North Shore Community College’s McGee Building took a step forward this week as preparations for the start of construction got underway at the college’s Lynn, Massachusetts, campus.

The 37,000 square foot addition will provide ten new classrooms and a home for a consolidated Student Success Center and a Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, as well as other academic and administrative facilities. It is anticipated that the $21 million project will take two years to complete.

“We’ve taken advantage of the campus’ wonderful outdoor space to design an addition that turns its attention outward and welcomes the community in,” said Shepley Bulfinch architect Bill Fitzpatrick, ...[more]

Pathways for success: Serving the community college client

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bill FitzpatrickIt would be difficult to imagine the ‘typical’ community college student.

They are from the local community or from across the world; working two jobs but still making time for school; they are in their late teens, their early 60s and every age in between. Some are married, some are single, and many have children. As a population, they have no typical family structure, life style, ethnicity, or national origin.

What they do have in common is a shared sense of focus, drive, and motivation and, often, little prior exposure to higher education. Many are ...[more]

New Mass General/North Shore outpatient center celebrated

Friday, 15 May 2009

DANVERS, MA – Healthcare and community leaders gathered here last night to celebrate the completion of the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. The project, a collaborative effort between Massachusetts General Hospital and North Shore Medical Center has created what North Shore president Robert Norton called the facility the “largest freestanding ambulatory medical center in Massachusetts”.

Located for easy access just off Route 128 north of Boston, the new Center emphasizes the delivery of state-of-the-art outpatient care with the patient in mind. It provides 12 operating suites, a breast health center, cardiology evaluation and diagnostic unit, and advanced diagnostic imaging services. Particular attention was paid to the North Shore ...[more]

Mass General/North Shore receives AGC merit award

Monday, 5 October 2009

BOSTON, MA – The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care was recognized with a Merit Award last night at the 2009 Build New England Awards by AGC of Massachusetts, the Association of Commercial and Institutional Builders. Principal Angela Watson represented the firm at the ceremony.

Shepley Bulfinch and general contractor Walsh Brothers were cited for “the very best in collaboration” on an ambitious project constrained by a tight schedule and budget.

The ambulatory care facility, which also houses the North Shore Cancer Center, is located just off Route 128 in Danvers. The 122,000 square foot facility opened in May 2009.

No ivory tower: community colleges as economic drivers

Friday, 9 November 2012

We live in a time of constraint and experimentation, when both the state and the nation are seeking ways to enhance our economic well-being. No single institution is more on the front lines of these changes than the community college and nowhere is that more apparent than when examining the physical fabric of the school.

Over the past year I’ve worked with a Massachusetts community college, developing a campus master plan to guide the future physical development of the campus. When we raised the idea of arranging future buildings to create a traditional ...[more]

The networked community (college): connected learning in a digital age

13 July 2015

SCUP 50 - Soc of College &University Planning conference, Chicago

Christina D. Long, Shepley Bulfinch
Timothy Cook, Saxifrage School
Mary Lee Kennedy, New York Public Library

Ground broken for new ambulatory care center north of Boston

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Danvers, MA – A ground breaking celebration was held today for the new Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in this North Shore community outside of Boston.

The 122,000-square-foot outpatient facility and 80,000-square-foot medical office building are a joint project for North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The center will provide the latest in cardiac diagnostics, suites for minimally invasive surgery, and advanced imaging services, as well as serve as the expanded home of the new MGH–NSMC Cancer Center.

North Shore Medical Center President and CEO Robert G. Norton and MGH President and CEO Peter L. Slavin, MD, spoke at today’s ceremony. More than 150 guests signed ...[more]

Maya Lin and Shepley Bulfinch chosen to redesign Smith College Library

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Maya Lin, whose balance between art and architecture is evident in her very first project, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and throughout her career, and Shepley Bulfinch, with an impressive portfolio of higher education projects, have been selected to partner on the re-imagining and redesign of Smith College’s Neilson Library. The project, which will be Lin’s first college library and one of the most significant capital projects in Smith College’s history, is expected to break ground in 2017.

Smith College President Kathleen McCartney said that the Lin/Shepley Bulfinch team was chosen for the project after an international search. “Maya Lin’s celebrated work within the combined fields of architecture, art and landscape, coupled ...[more]