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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.

Kevin Triplett talks about green design on campus

Monday, 30 April 2007

A short piece by Kevin Triplett, AIA LEED AP, in the April 2007 issue of College Planning and Management discusses the incorporation of sustainable design elements on college campuses around the US.

In the article, Kevin cites three major factors driving the heightened interest in sustainable design on campus: energy (and cost) efficiency; the inclusion of the campus itself as a teaching tool; and the increased engagement of student populations in sustainable design and practices.

Shepley Bulfinch’s new Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, which is highlighted in the article, is the nation’s first law school to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Maine Holocaust Human Rights Center profiled in national press

Monday, 2 April 2007

The Michael Klahr Holocaust Human Rights Center, on the campus of the University of Maine in Augusta, was the subject of an Associated Press article carried in the LA Times, Boston Globe, and a host of other papers nationwide today.

The 6,000 s.f. Center, which will be completed and dedicated later this year, is named in honor of a survivor of the Holocaust who settled in Maine.

The Center’s design, inspired by the petals of a flower, symbolizes life and renewal. The design was selected from more than 120 submissions from architects around the world.