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Design Principal Ralph Jackson profiled in AIArchitect

Friday, 26 January 2007

Boston MA – Shepley Bulfinch design principal Ralph T. Jackson, FAIA, was profiled in the January 26 issue of the American Institute of Archicture (AIA) AIArchitect’s “Face of the AIA” as part of the publication’s series on diversity. Stephen Kliment’s piece discusses Ralph’s personal and professional challenges and the architectural inspiration that has led to the award-winning designs for which he is widely known.

The article is reprinted here with the permission of the AIA.

Designing for a future

7 October 2010

NOMA 2010 conference, Boston, MA

Rod Henmi, HKIT Architects, moderator
Ralph Jackson, Shepley Bulfinch
Curtis Moody, Moody-Nolan

On mid-century modernism

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

When looking at the design aspirations institutions executed in mid-century modernism, one is looking at the forefront of progressive campus design in that era. Concerned at once with the pragmatism of program, form following function, and the honesty of the new building technology of steel and glass, one is looking at a language of forms with universality that could be applied in any place or typological context. What is most striking about many built and unbuilt projects of the mid-century is the theoretical abstrac- tion of the plane on which ...[more]

Magazine celebrates Shepley, innovating for 135 years

Friday, 10 April 2009

A profile of Shepley Bulfinch in this month’s issue of Traditional Building magazine may discuss the firm’s 135-year history, but it leaves no doubt: Shepley is looking toward the future.

The feature, “Building for the Long Haul”, makes clear from the outset that the firm’s reputation is based on its responsive, client-focused design. In the words of principal Tom Kearns, “We collaborate with many of the best minds and clients, so we’re very exposed to what’s going on in the built world.”

Central to the article is a discussion of adapting historic structures or designing new facilities in historic settings to meet 21st century requirements. Principal Ralph Jackson noted, “What’s beginning to ...[more]

Marquette to "set new standard for law school design"

Friday, 19 September 2008

MILWAUKEE, WI – In an article published in today’s Business Journal of Milwaukee, Law School Dean Joseph Kearney described the new law school, Eckstein Hall, as a building that advances the unique role of the law school as an “intellectual commons and a space for the development of law and public policy”.

The unique integration of the law school library creates the sense of a “library without borders” by making it accessible from all levels of the school.

Ralph Jackson, Principal for Design, described Zilber Forum, the buidling’s four-story atrium, as its most stunning space and one designed to foster a collaborative learning environment.

Ground was broken for Eckstein Hall in May ...[more]

Cornell's Africana Center wins NOMA award

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Orlando, FL – Shepley Bulfinch and the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University received a citation in the Awards of Excellence at the annual meeting of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) on October 27. Ralph Jackson FAIA, the project’s Principal for Design, was present at the conference when the awards were announced.

Jurors called the Africana Center “spatially compelling” and called the project’s use of materials particularly powerful as a judging criterion. The Center uses brick patterns and textures to interpret African textiles. The Africana Center was one of four projects to be recognized with a citation. The NOMA Honor Award was presented to the architecture firm ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch wins Palladio Award

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Boston, MA – Shepley Bulfinch has received the prestigious Palladio Award for the Paul Barret, Jr, Library at Rhodes College in Memphis, which it designed in association with the Norfolk, Virginia, firm of Hanbury Evans Wright and Vlattas.

The project was one of ten recognized in the sixth annual Palladio Awards competition for outstanding work in traditional design.

The Shepley Bulfinch design team includes James Hunnewell, AIA, Principal in Charge; Ralph Jackson, FAIA, Principal for Design; Kevin Triplett, AIA, Project Designer; and Joseph Bille, Interior Designer.

The award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 7, as part of the Traditional Building Conference. ...[more]

Creating successful modern projects using traditional form

4 April 2006

Traditional Building Conference - Chicago, IL

Ralph Jackson, FAIA
Joseph Bille