Monday, 28 September 2015
Scaling up in size, incorporating hybrid technologies, and designing for future flexibility are three aspects that Shepley Bulfinch’s Mario Vieira, David Meek, and Srey Sherman talk about in “Ready for the cutting edge” in the latest issue of Healthcare Design magazine. The article includes a reference to Shepley Bulfinch’s two hybrid ORs completed by the firm as part of a recent surgical services renovation at Banner Health’s University Medical Center in Tucson.
David Meek also discusses mock-ups and hands-on medical staff participation in ...[more]
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]
Monday, 23 August 2010
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.
Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and ...[more]
Sunday, 6 December 2009
ELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital celebrated the mid-December opening of its new campus with a gala event last night., where Sherman administrators, community leaders, donors, and architects celebrated the imminent completion of the hospital.
The hospital is hosting community tours today. The ‘Tree of Life”, in the atrium (pictured here), and hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, are among the features that visitors will see. The use of the geothermal lake is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
ELGIN, IL – Sherman Hospital will host a community open house on December 6 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to celebrate the December 15 landmark opening of its new hospital and its 154-acre campus. The hospital is organizing 25- and 60-minute tours of the new facility throughout the open house.
Visitors arriving at the hospital will pass by the manifold room of Sherman’s signature geothermal lake, circled by a walking path and landscaped with native plantings. The 15-acre lake will save the hospital more than $1 million in heating and cooling costs ...[more]
Friday, 1 June 2007
Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.
The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.
One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.
Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Designing and building large complex projects is becoming more – well, complex. Architects and project teams are constantly looking for ways to control project costs without sacrificing quality or the user experience. Enter the Big Room.
An increasing popular tool for project teams, the Big Room model co-locates designers, contractors, and owners in one space for the duration of a project’s planning, design, and construction process. The idea is that working together in one location promotes transparency, collaboration, and equality and, in the end, delivers a better project for less cost ...[more]
Friday, 6 February 2015
Two Shepley Bulfinch projects were recognized for their design at the Boston Society of Architects’ 2014 Design Awards Gala on January 29.
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven took home an honor award for healthcare facility design. Director Cathy Lange accepted the ‘Hobson’ for the project team at last week’s ceremony.
In their remarks, the design jury noted how “the architect delivered with clean, simple, and timeless design… The exterior design is very sensitive, with arrays of windows, terracotta screens, and glass stair towers combining for an elegant urban expression.”
The 500,000 square ...[more]