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Shepley named for Emma Willard School adaptive reuse program

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

BOSTON, MA — Shepley Bulfinch has been selected as architect for a series of adaptive reuse projects at the Emma Willard School. The projects mark the initial phases of a comprehensive master plan seeking to revitalize the historic campus located in Troy, NY.

The adaptive reuse project at the Gothic-style campus signifies the modernization of a school steeped in tradition. As 2014 marks the school’s bicentennial, campus improvements come at an appropriate and significant time in the school’s history.

Shepley Bulfinch aims to maximize the function of the central campus buildings through adaptive reuse of the main floor areas. The initial phase of the program is to redevelop, redefine, and ...[more]

Flexible Spaces: Strategies for flexible design on the evolving college campus

Tuesday, 6 May 2003

What does flexibility mean when thinking about student life facilities? Here, Tom Kearns talks about programmatic, spatial, and structural flexibility, drawing examples from the firm’s recent work. This article first appeared in the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) Bulletin.

Flexible spaces – ACUI Bulletin, May 2003

Bridging a classic liberal arts institution and its future

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

 

IMG_1744We recently had the honor of participating in the dedication of the new West Campus Housing District at Wabash College. For three years, Shepley Bulfinch worked with College Administration, Faculty, and Students to transform the entire west side of the college campus into dynamic living spaces within six different buildings.

Student Jonathan Montoya, ’18, was quoted on the Wabash College website as saying, “They were really smart to put in these skylight-type windows. I don’t even turn on the lights because they let in so much light, ...[more]

A place to stay. Unless there are dinosaurs.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

 
Shepley Bulfinch invited Hamline University student Jena Felsheim to be a guest blogger, offering her impressions of the Anderson University Center, which opened this fall:

I feel like I have to issue a warning. I’m easily distracted, I’m impressed by the most banal of things, and I know almost nothing about architecture (the only architectural jargon I know is “buttress”). As much as I would love to be able to stand confidently in a pair of perfectly ironed slacks and offer intelligent musings on architecture, instead I’ll be slouching in a skirt that ...[more]

Major residence, dining complex takes shape at Xavier

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Construction is now underway for the new residence hall and dining complex for Xavier University in Cincinnati. With 535 beds in four residence halls, the 240,000 s.f. project will have a dramatic impact in alleviating significant overcrowding and constraints the university has faced in its on-campus student housing. Its 800-seat dining center will replace Xavier’s existing Hoff Marketplace. A green terrace on the dining hall roof will provide recreation space for students. The location of the complex at the heart of the campus puts students close to the student ...[more]

Xavier board approves residence hall construction

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Xavier University’s Board of Trustees approved the construction of a new residence hall and dining facility at its quarterly meeting on December 11.

The residence hall will house 530 students in suite-style living. The 800-seat campus-wide dining facility replaces the Hoff Marketplace dining hall where students now take all their meals. The 240,000 s.f. complex is scheduled for completion by the fall of 2011. Providing housing for an additional 500 students has been a priority for Xavier as a response to increased enrollment.

Locating the complex near the Student Center and existing residence halls will bring renewed energy and vibrancy to the core of campus while unifying the rest of campus, including ...[more]

Emma Willard School opens community life spaces

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Troy, NY – “Thank you for our new home!” read the banner held by students at the formal dedication and tour of the Emma Willard School’s new community life spaces on its historic campus.

The dedication was part of the school’s Celebration 2007 weekend. Other highlights of the weekend included the “Women, Power, and Responsibility” symposium and the We Are Emma celebration.

The renovation of the first and ground floor spaces in Sage/Hyphen/Kellas Halls encompasses a renovation and dining room addition. The dining room was designed to create a “welcoming hearth” for students, with a feel akin to that of a kitchen in a very large stately home. The design ...[more]

Emma Willard School: “Catalyst for Culture Change”

Friday, 14 July 2006

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In the words of one of its officers, Emma Willard epitomizes “Hollywood’s idea of a traditional European campus.” The spectacular Tudor and Gothic campus has been the setting for studio movies, the venue for a fictional contemporary private secondary school and for Oxford at the turn of the last century. In reality, recent use of the campus presents a very different picture. Despite a curricular emphasis on fitness and engagement with nature, students rarely ventured out in bad weather. Based upon a culture of “coat-phobia,” they avoided the cold New York winter by navigating the campus in flip flops through a ...[more]