Friday, 12 June 2009
Shepley Bulfinch creative director Dan Vlahos’ design of the firm’s 2009 Summer Design Fellowship poster took top honors last night in the annual AIGA B(oNE) Awards ceremony for the best graphic design in New England.
The poster was one of the category winners in the Best of New England (BoNE) awards, which was sponsored by the New England chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design and held at the Bakalar Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt).
Dan, who joined Shepley Bulfinch in 2005, leads graphics and branding for the firm. He is a graduate of MassArt, where he is an adjunct faculty member and serves on the ...[more]
Thursday, 21 January 2010
BOSTON, MA – Applications are now being accepted for Shepley Bulfinch’s 2010 Summer Design Fellowship. The application deadline is February 26, 2010.
Is this for you? This highly competitive Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a promising architecture student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems in the design studio of an international architectural firm in Boston. We welcome applications from a diverse range of students and institutions. Past Fellows have come from architecture schools throughout the country, including Penn, the University of Kansas, NC State, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and MIT.
The Fellowship ...[more]
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
In all sizes and colors, they congregate on monitors, desktops, and walls. We use them as reminders to ourselves and others. They help us think and synthesize.
Most of all, they help us communicate and collaborate with each other and our clients. Whether bent into an impromptu stair model or used in a client workshop, they are part of our design process.
The installation in our office and the video below are a tribute and yet another adaptation of the mighty sticky note, which first originated as a mistake in the labs of ...[more]
Monday, 24 November 2014
What does it take to make magic in a park?
This fall Shepley created Sparkle+Chime, an art installation made up of over 3600 small mirrors and discs suspended from the trees to create dancing patterns of light and delicate chiming. The making of Sparkle+Chime required an all-out office effort led by mostly junior staff, and drew on the diverse experience – from rock climbing to jewelry making – of the core production team. Inspired by a compelling conceptual design from competition winner Jean Kim, we took up the challenge to make ...[more]
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Beauty has been banned from the studio. She peers through cracks in boarded windows at the new architecture of performance. The story of her exile is one that spans two disparate events: Sullivan’s dangerous assertion that “form follows function” and the economic downturn that forced a restructuring of architectural practice in the 21st century.
The latter was the blow that erased Beauty’s place in public discourse. A capitalist economy relies on progress and growth, especially in times of duress; this necessity in times of dwindling funds produces a desire for cheaper, more efficient structures, where discussion of Beauty are seemingly moot. It appeared that for the contemporary client, a building’s ability ...[more]
Monday, 21 March 2016
One of an occasional series
Planning the transformation of an academic library is likely to involve an expanded mix of users. This may include new partners and will call for a dynamic, inclusive process.
Some helpful strategies include
Map the journey
Think of your process as a travel guide for your journey and the destination is the completion of your library project. Plan for unexpected stops and side trips along the way, but keep the final destination in sight.
Make it open and collaborative
Use the process to harness different perspectives, create a campus-wide buzz, and build ...[more]
Monday, 8 June 2015
Two Shepley Bulfinch academic science and research facilities now underway are featured in the June issue of Lab Design News.
The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2 (HBSB 2), which integrates teaching, research, and clinical programs is the second phase of the University of Houston’s development of its biomedical campus. It is scheduled for completion in mid-2017. The Shepley Bulfinch-designed Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 1 was completed in 2013.
In North Carolina, Davidson College’s new academic building is now under construction, with an anticipated completion ...[more]
Thursday, 21 March 2013
What can you come up with to transform a parking lot into a community gathering place, in the face of financial and logistical constraints? That was the challenge facing design teams in the Flat Lot competition in Flint, Michigan. “Knot Lot,” a Shepley Bulfinch team submission, was chosen as one of five finalists from among 221 entries in the competition, which was sponsored by the Flint (Michigan) Public Art Project and the Flint chapter of the AIA. Knot Lot and other top entries will be part of an exhibition opening in Flint on April 14.
Organizers asked designers ...[more]