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Student Life Design

Student Life Design

Impacting campus wellnessby Amanda Vigneau, NCIDQ and Kalyn Pavlinic, NCIDQUMASS Amherst | Student Union RenovationAs interior designers, we have the opportunity and responsibility to help students achieve deeper levels of engagement in their learning, social...

The technology balancing act

The technology balancing act

by Derek Noble, AIAUniversity of Notre Dame | Hesburgh Library As our world reopens from COVID isolation, we are entering back into undefined territory – a form of hybrid existence. As architects, in our hybrid, post COVID world, technology is driving design and the...

Evolving Urban Planning

Evolving Urban Planning

Embracing The Urban Challengeby Joe Herzog, AIACAV | Next Tucson Nearly 60% of Americans live in urban environments and that percentage is rapidly increasing. We are in the middle of an unprecedented age of mass urbanization. Shepley Bulfinch’s Urban Planning and...

Welcome to the hybrid library

Welcome to the hybrid library

by Kelly Brubaker, AIAVirginia Commonwealth University | Cabell LibraryLibraries have grown to become the intellectual and social hubs of campus, where, prior to March 2020, students, researchers, and faculty gathered to collaborate and connect. Now, almost two years...

Designing for people and planet

Designing for people and planet

by Matt Gifford, AIA and Pete Rasmussen, AIAYale New Haven Hospital | Smilow Cancer HospitalCreating human-centered designs At Shepley Bulfinch, we approach sustainability holistically, evaluating the broad range of elements that the term “sustainability” encompasses...

Modernizing construction conventions

Modernizing construction conventions

by Michelle Mantegna, AIA, EDACAs an industry shifting toward leaner processes and multidisciplinary collaboration, there’s been a need to evolve the process of RFIs, or Requests for Information. At the onset of construction for the Mayo Clinic’s East Expansion, we...

Connecting with indigenous art

Connecting with indigenous art

Cahokia is Arizona’s first Indigenous women-owned art gallery, the nation’s first Indigenous women-led art and SocialTech space and newest physical art gallery in Roosevelt Row. Located on the ground floor of The Link, a thirty-story multi-family residential tower in...

Shaking up the Professional Practice Course at MIT

Shaking up the Professional Practice Course at MIT

We recently sat down with Finegold Alexander Principal Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED AP and Shepley Bulfinch Associate Bob Mohr, AIA to learn about their experience leading the MIT Professional Practice Course. They have been teaching the course since 2019 and 2016,...

Hybrid theory–a shift in mentorship

Hybrid theory–a shift in mentorship

by Scott Steffes with Allie BosargeSince early on in my career, I have been very fond of mentorship. I relish many aspects of this unique collaboration but among the most enjoyable is the ability to see the growth of young designers’ creativity. I have mentored and...

Navigating virtual collaboration

Navigating virtual collaboration

Since March 2020, we’ve all experienced the many ways in which the pandemic has impacted our way of life and taught us how to adapt quickly to change. Through these challenging times, we’ve been continuously inspired by our team’s resilience. From integrating new...

Leading with empathy

Leading with empathy

Empathy calls for us to go beyond ourselves. At Shepley Bulfinch, we value integrating empathy in efforts from the projects we design to the thought leaders who inspire our culture.   Uma Ramanathan, FAIA, LEED AP, has demonstrated throughout her...