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University College Cork library wins architecture award

Friday, 10 October 2008

boole_lib_corkCHICAGO, IL – Boole Library, the postgraduate research facility at University College Cork, Ireland, has received a 2008 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

Built on the site of an ancient settlement the Library’s red sandstone exterior is a contemporary continuation of the settlement’s stone wall, while copper cladding and glass complete the façade. The design also responds to several massive specimen trees from the Victorian botanical garden that once occupied the site. The expanses of glass facing north offer views into the University’s Victorian quad, to the ...[more]

Ground broken for Xavier’s most ambitious project yet

Friday, 26 September 2008

CINCINNATI, OH – Xavier University broke ground on the Hoff Academic Quadrangle project in a ceremony held today. Called “the most sweeping project in Xavier’s 177-year history”, The Quad, which will feature the Learning Commons and new Williams College of Business, will be the centerpiece of a transformation that will help Xavier meet the learning needs of its students in the 21st century.

The four-story, 88,000 sf Williams College of Business will house undergraduate and graduate business education programs and provide a prominent home for the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics, as well as the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Investment Research. In addition to classrooms and offices, the ...[more]

University of New Mexico dedicates Engineering Center

Sunday, 14 September 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Collaboration and research were key words at the dedication of the University of New Mexico’s Centennial Engineering Center today where Figaro, a student-built robot, cut the ceremonial ribbon.

“The Centennial Engineering Center will enable us to serve students in engineering and CS by giving them the hands-on experiences that are critical for the 21st century,” said Dean Joseph Cecchi in remarks to 400 invited guests. “The Center will increase the School’s capacity for innovation, multidisciplinary research, developing patents, creating new businesses, and economic growth.”

The New Mexico Business Weekly called the Center ...[more]

2008 Summer Design Fellowship announced

Monday, 21 January 2008

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott is pleased to announce a call for entries for our 2008 Summer Design Fellowship. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2008.

Now in its eleventh year, this highly competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a promising student of architecture to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in the design studio of an international architectural firm in Boston. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, and many of the Fellows who graduated in the year in which they were awarded the Fellowship continued as full-time employees of the firm.

The Fellowship has a $7000 stipend, with a $3000 ...[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]

Six Shepley projects in Real Estate and Construction Review

Monday, 15 October 2007

Six Shepley Bulfinch projects were among those showcased in the 2007 edition of Real Estate and Construction Review’s New England edition, published in October.

The projects that were highlighted were:

Amherst College, James and Stearns Residence Halls (Amherst, MA): Reconstruction of residence halls on historic quad

Dana Hall School, Shipley Athletic Center (Wellesley, MA): new athletic and student center

Harvard Business School, Baker Library (Boston, MA): renovation and expansion. Library programming, in association with Robert M Stern, prime architect

Keene State College, Zorn Dining Commons (Keene, NH): New campus dining facility

Redwood Library and Athenaeum (Newport, RI): restoration and renovation of historic library

Worcester Trial Court (Worcester, MA): new six-court judicial complex

Shepley's Harvard rhinos celebrate their 70th birthday

Friday, 11 May 2007

Cambridge, MA – Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology held a 70th birthday celebration for Bessie and Victoria, the pair of life-sized bronze rhinoceros sculptures by Katherine Lane Weems that flank the entrance to Harvard’s Biological Laboratories. Featured speakers at the celebration included noted biologist E.O. Wilson. The two rhinos were adorned with makeup, jewelry and skirts for the festivities.

The Biological Laboratories were designed by Coolidge Shepley Bulfinch and Abbott in 1931; over 75 years later the building continues to be a central element of Harvard’s biology teaching and research programs.

In addition to sculpting the Labs’ beloved rhinos, Ms Weems also designed the entrance door panels and the ...[more]

Firm hosts National Organization of Minority Architects

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Last night Shepley Bulfinch welcomed members of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) for the chapter’s monthly meeting.

Design Principal Ralph Jackson led a tour of Shepley Bulfinch’s new offices, which it has occupied since January 2006. Coordinating the meeting was Shepley Bulfinch intern Sonya Bivins, vice president of BACNOMAS, the organization’s student chapter in Boston.

NOMA traces its roots to a meeting during the 1971 AIA National Convention in Detroit. The organization has become an increasingly influential voice promoting the quality and excellence of minority design professionals. Boston hosts both student and professional chapters, one of a number of US cities to do so.