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Designing for behavioral health care in the ED

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Building Design+Construction - Dec 2015Behavioral health and opioid abuse cases are on the rise around the country, and emergency departments have to be prepared to handle the influx. How can smart design help hospitals segregate and staff EDs to handle this growing patient population?

Building Design+Construction magazine highlights Shepley Bulfinch’s design approach for a community hospital in eastern Connecticut in its “Smart Solutions” feature in the magazine’s December issue. For Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Connecticut, Shepley Bulfinch’s ED layout allows for quick and flexible modification to create a five-room behavioral health component with a ...[more]

The smart design behind Salem State’s floating stair

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Smart design stands on its own – sometimes literally.

That’s the case at Salem State University’s Berry Library: the design thinking behind the library’s open stair gets top billing in “16 smart solutions for architects, engineers, and contractors,” a feature in the December issue of Building Design & Construction.

The feature outlines the design challenge and the solution developed by Shepley Bulfinch and engineering firm SGH, working together to create the stair’s elegant floating form.

“16 great solutions…” Building Design & Construction, December 2013

Shepley Bulfinch Launches Lens

Monday, 14 November 2016

Specialized consulting studio focuses on change management for healthcare organizations

R_140822_N37_mediumBOSTON – November 14, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has launched Lens, a consulting studio focused on helping healthcare organizations develop new business strategies by reinventing three critical elements of the experience: the way people interact, the services delivered, and the systems that support care delivery. Lens will be led by Principal Strategist Lauren Janney, EDAC, who has spent the past decade dedicated to improving ...[more]

Defining the problem, crafting solutions

18 September 2015

AIA Women's Leadership Summit, Seattle, WA

Carole Wedge, FAIA, President, Shepley Bulfinch
Rosa Sheng, AIA, Founder and Chair, Equity By Design
Justine Clark, Architecture editor, writer, and critic

‘Plan smart’ when integrating medical technologies

Thursday, 13 January 2011

In healthcare today, providing better care for patients increasingly means integrating complex technologies. As a healthcare leader planning a new or expanded facility, how can you construct and navigate a planning and decision-making process with such significant long-term implications? Start by asking the right questions.

To determine the required physical plant space for these innovative facilities, first define your current needs.

- What would you like to gain or learn when using this type of equipment?
- Do you want to introduce more than two modalities within a space?
- How important will it be to plan for future upgrades?

Answers to these questions will have a significant impact on structural, mechanical, and ...[more]

Six in 60: leadership solutions in an evolving context

24 September 2008

Design Futures Council - Vancouver, B.C., Canada

A panel discussion including Carole Wedge AIA, LEED AP

Affinity mapping: harnessing the wisdom of the crowd

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Last July we held a large-scale affinity mapping charrette as a way of gathering data about people’s day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. The affinity map proved to be a very effective tool for aggregating the collective wisdom of the crowd.

Collective intelligence in the digital realm is an idea that’s gained more traction in the past couple of years. Think of the crowdsourcing used to build the Linux operating system or Google’s search algorithms. What makes affinity mapping unique is its use as an analog tool to document collective intelligence. Even better, it creates a physical representation of the group’s collective thinking: the Post-It diagram.

The process of creating that physical artifact ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch Leads Design of Major Renovation and Addition at Banner

Monday, 12 December 2016

$400 million expansion for region’s only academic medical center and the only Level 1 trauma center in southern Arizona

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PHOENIX – December 12, 2016 - Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today that it has been selected to lead the programming, planning and design of a new $400 million, 700,000 SF clinical tower at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in Tucson, Ariz. Owned by Banner Health, Banner – UMC Tucson is the region’s only academic medical center and the ...[more]