MAPPA 2011 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH
Steve Erwin, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch
Bob Sheeran, Xavier University
Steve Eder, Messer Construction
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
What does it mean to have worked on one of the first Pebble Project hospitals – before there was a Pebble Project? It’s a funny dynamic of simultaneously looking forward and back. How can we use innovative design to enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery today, in an era of lean operations and healthcare reform? How can research conducted on those innovative projects more than a decade ago inform design today?
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
You know you need to update your healthcare facility. You’re not operating as efficiently as you could. You know what’s not working, but in this climate of “doing more with less” how do you take steps that are strategic and sound? If there is one thing that’s constant in health care delivery, it’s change: if you’re going to successfully balance current needs with the demands of an unknown future, you should start with careful facility planning.
Step 1: Know what you have
This means developing a detailed inventory of buildings, including square footages. It’s surprising how many ...[more]
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Building projects are becoming increasingly complex and fast paced and funding is becoming more and more limited. In this climate collaboration among project teams is being increasingly expected. Integrated Project Delivery is one example of attempting true collaboration among team members such as engineers, contractors and architects. While this term describes a specific project organization, it could also be viewed as a general description of an improved collaborative process. However, collaboration does not always come naturally. Builders, engineers, architects and owners are trained very differently and with diverging priorities. Our training occurs within a vacuum of our own discipline and insulates us from other disciplines.
How can we change this? In ...[more]
Monday, 5 October 2015
In the tranquil, majestic landscape of rural northern Rwanda, an ambitious vision is beginning to take shape that promises to transform medical education, research, and treatment in resource-poor settings.
Design is now underway for the first phase of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) campus in Butaro, giving form to the vision that Paul Farmer and Partners In Health have advanced for three decades. Building on that experience and leveraging the unique expertise of Rwanda’s health sector, UGHE will train the next generation of global health leaders from ...[more]
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
UnCommon, the student housing complex in Eugene, Oregon, developed by CA Student Living and designed by Shepley Bulfinch, has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. This is CA’s first LEED Certified project and the latest in Shepley Bulfinch’s portfolio of highly sustainable buildings.
“We’re responding to changes in the urban housing market for college students and graduates,” said JJ Smith, COO of CA Student Living. “They’re looking for a smaller environmental footprint and well-designed spaces close to the life of the campus and the city.”
Using sustainable strategies was ...[more]