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Von der Heyden Pavilion, Duke University: “Safe Space”

Monday, 30 June 2008

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With its cafe and generous space, the glass-walled Pavilion is a wildly popular destination campus destination. The space evolved to embody a concept we call “safe space”: an environment that fosters comfort, honesty, and trust. The Pavilion sits near Duke’s iconic chapel, a subtle nod to the notion of library as inspirational space. Conversation and collaboration flow unhindered between the Pavilion and Perkins Library. Flexibility of time is integral to safe space, where formal and and informal meetings are neither limited or prolonged. This notion of flexible time takes the well-known “third place” concept a step further by extending and encouraging ...[more]

Duke Law’s Star Commons now LEED certified

Saturday, 10 October 2009

inside_sb_blog_lduke_law_475x294DURHAM, NC – Duke Law School’s new Star Commons has been recognized for its highly sustainable design and operations, receiving LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. The light-filled Star Commons is highly energy-efficient, with vapor barriers for heat conservation and high-performance glazing. Great care was taken to recycle a high percentage of construction debris from the project, which also emphasized the use of materials low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The 4,000 s.f. Commons was part of a larger addition and renovation project for the law school, which included a renovation of ...[more]

Community health center, civic complex dedicated

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Navajo County’s new South County community center and administrative campus in Show Low, Arizona, was dedicated in a September 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and county officials and community leaders.

Speaking at the event, County Supervisor David Tenney said, “We believe that it should be as easy as possible for our residents to access County services. By consolidating County services into one convenient location, we hope we’ve accomplished that.”

The complex includes a new community health center, which gives residents centralized access to healthcare in a contemporary environment and doubles the space of ...[more]

Martha Rothman named consulting principal

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Healthcare design leader Martha Rothman FAIA, LEED AP, has joined Shepley Bulfinch as a consulting principal.

In announcing the appointment, Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge said, “The synergy of Martha’s experience and Shepley’s portfolio of health care and institutional work couldn’t be stronger. This is a tremendous opportunity for us and for our clients.”

Martha brings more than 40 years of experience in the planning and design of healthcare and academic science facilities. She co-founded Rothman Partners in 1969, growing the firm to a staff of more than 60 by the mid-1990s. In 2005 the ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch office awarded LEED®-CI Silver certification

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

In a ceremony yesterday, Shepley Bulfinch was presented with a LEED-CI Silver certification plaque for its corporate interior by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Barbra Batshalom LEED AP, executive director of the Green Roundtable, a USGBC affiliate, made the presentation to Principal Thomas D. Kearns AIA LEED AP, chairman of Shepley Bulfinch’s board of directors.

Among those acknowledged at the ceremony were project team and building committee members and our consultants including Turner Construction, R.G. Vanderweil, Robert Luchetti Associates, Lam Partners, Creative Office Pavilion, and Roll-Barresi.

LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) is the USGBC system for designing and constructing energy-efficient, high performing buildings. Our corporate office was designed to ...[more]

Yale-New Haven Hospital Gets Green Light for Cancer Center

Tuesday, 2 May 2006

BOSTON, MA — Yale-New Haven Hospital has received approval from the City of New Haven to proceed with the construction of its new, Comprehensive Cancer Center, designed by Shepley Bulfinch.

The 14-story, $430 million Yale-New Haven Cancer Center will reinforce Yale-New Haven Hospital’s reputation as a top-ranking cancer center and provide the region with a state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and research facility. The Center will include 112 private rooms, 12 operating rooms, radiology services, a women’s cancer center, and complementary medicine—providing a truly integrated and seamless patient experience. Dedicated to patient- and family-centered care, the Center will also provide spiritual support with meditation space, a Patient Resource Center, a boutique and ...[more]