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Green light for the Harvard Innovation Lab

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Harvard Innovation Lab passed a major milestone last week when the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved plans to transform the former WGBH building in the Allston section of Boston into an environment that advances collaboration and entrepreneurship.

“The Innovation Lab is an entirely new model for Harvard,” said Gabe Handel, Managing Director of the Dean’s office at Harvard Business School, in a release issued on Friday. “It is an innovation in and of itself.”

Physically located on the Harvard Business School campus, the Harvard Innovation Lab will encourage entrepreneurship and innovation University-wide.

Cherry Murray, Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering, said, “I see the Harvard Innovation Lab as having the potential to ...[more]

Design underway for Harvard Innovation Lab

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Design is now underway for the Harvard Innovation Lab (Harvard I-Lab), a campus-wide innovation incubator located on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston.

In announcing the project, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust said, “The importance of innovation cannot be overstated. It is also of utmost importance and great interest to our students and faculty, many of whom are inventors and entrepreneurs. The lab will foster team-based activities and deepen interactions among both aspiring and experienced innovators across the schools of Harvard.”

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria said, “Our goal is to drive innovation by connecting entrepreneurial teams, not only across the Charles River, but ...[more]

Where the jobs are: Time magazine sees the future at Johns Hopkins

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The robotics lab at Johns Hopkins’ School of Computer Science and Engineering gets a shout-out in the January 17 issue of Time magazine. The article, “Where the jobs are,” discusses the sectors for job growth in the current economy. Johns Hopkins has established training programs to better match the skills of Baltimore residents with the requirement of the sophisticated bioengineering jobs now being created.

The photo in the article shows Professor Russ Taylor’s robotics lab at Hackermann Hall on Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The building, with its open bays ...[more]

Shepley ranks among country’s top design firms

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Shepley Bulfinch has maintained its strong ranking among top architecture firms in the US, in the results of the Giants 300 survey published in Building Design + Construction magazine this month. The firm was ranked 29th overall, and 29th and 54th respectively in education and healthcare design. The survey also gave a nod to Shepley’s environmental commitment, ranking the firm among the country’s top 100 green design firms for the third consecutive year.

The firm’s sustainable projects in the past year include McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, which ...[more]

Thinking outside the box: libraries without borders

Friday, 3 September 2010

Just as pedagogical and learning styles have evolved, the design of buildings that support learning are changing, too, from environments with static formulas for space layouts to those that support active dynamic learning.

A primary goal in designing a learning environment is not only to support the activities that take place within it but to encourage the activity and make it visible to those who enter the environment. This idea of taking down boundaries helped accomplish that.

For Eckstein Hall at Marquette Law School this was taken forward with the idea that the law ...[more]

Martha Rothman named consulting principal

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Healthcare design leader Martha Rothman FAIA, LEED AP, has joined Shepley Bulfinch as a consulting principal.

In announcing the appointment, Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge said, “The synergy of Martha’s experience and Shepley’s portfolio of health care and institutional work couldn’t be stronger. This is a tremendous opportunity for us and for our clients.”

Martha brings more than 40 years of experience in the planning and design of healthcare and academic science facilities. She co-founded Rothman Partners in 1969, growing the firm to a staff of more than 60 by the mid-1990s. In 2005 the ...[more]

Campbell Law celebrated as Raleigh’s “intellectual heart”

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Campbell University’s School of Law’s move into new facilities in downtown Raleigh was celebrated in this month’s issue of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Spectrum.

In “From the Creek to the Capital” Olivia Weeks discusses the aspirations and challenges behind the creation of a space that is “warm, welcoming, functional, and quietly elegant.” Since opening in September 2009, students’ use of the law library has far exceeded expectations.

Since its move to downtown Raleigh, the law school has received the 2010 Downtown Raleigh Alliance Imprint Award and a 2010 Champion Award.

In March, Campbell and North Carolina State announced plans to offer a dual degree in public administration and law beginning ...[more]

To insure domestic tranquility: designing student spaces

11 March 2010

ABA Bricks & Bytes Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, Shepley Bulfinch, speaker
Tom Butcavage, SmithGroup, speaker