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Creating inclusive legal institutions

Creating inclusive legal institutions

by Natalie Thurman, AIA Photo credit: University of Houston Law Center When designing the new 188,600 sf John M. O’Quinn Law Building at the University of Houston (UH), we worked closely with the institution’s leadership to create a prominent, top-tier law school...

Designing for life-changing scientific inquiry

Designing for life-changing scientific inquiry

by Jeffery Bottomley AIA Longfellow Real Estate Partners | Triangle 54 After 20 years of working in North Carolina, in 2021 Shepley Bulfinch furthered its commitment to the Research Triangle region with the acquisition of Durham, based PARC design lab. It allowed the...

The forefront of mixed-use development

The forefront of mixed-use development

by Connie Jiang, Jonah Busick, AIA LEED AP and Paul Marquez X Phoenix is a new two-phase, 1.1 million sf mixed-use development in Phoenix’s Central Business District that fosters community engagement for both residents and Phoenix locals. The intensive ground floor...

Generating efficiencies with small healthcare projects

Generating efficiencies with small healthcare projects

by Andrea Hardy, AIA, EDACNorth Shore Physicians Group | Primary Care Practice Rowley We often ask ourselves: how do we know we are making a difference, and how do we develop a lens for learning? Shepley Bulfinch's large-scale healthcare projects, which span from...

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...

Better design with a “brain break”

Better design with a “brain break”

By Scott Mueller, AIA, ACHA and Cathleen Lange, AIA, supported by Jennifer Aliber, FAIA, FACHA, Katie Chambers, AIA, John Malnati, AIA, Kira Rosenbaum, AIA and Andre P. Kamili, AIADuring the design process, there aren’t necessarily opportunities to implement “brain...

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...

Developing our Bulfinches

Developing our Bulfinches

At Shepley Bulfinch, we’re a culture that values knowledge transfer and supporting team members’ continuous education. Whether we’re facilitating network introductions or providing tips on exam preparation, we’re always seeking ways to help each other learn and adapt...

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...