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Cultivating a learning-based culture

Cultivating a learning-based culture

by Michelle MantegnaThe ability to quickly access information and identify who knows what—and who needs to know what—can mean the difference between life and death in medical situations. To this point, the healthcare industry relies on patient records and charts to...

Re-designing market assessments in a consumer economy

Re-designing market assessments in a consumer economy

by Matt Cybulsky & Lauren JanneyOur creative consulting studio, Lens Strategy, teamed up with IONIA Behavioral Insights to re-design market assessments for healthcare, reducing the executive’s risk by offering a picture of the market from the customer’s perspective....

Creating customized education

Creating customized education

by Jonathan BaronThe Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University, asked us to help them think about how to repurpose the fourth floor to create a space that could support research into new methods of teaching. The underlying idea was that an immersive...

Celebrating design in 2018

Celebrating design in 2018

by Sarah BousquetNow in its fourth year, the annual Shepley Bulfinch Design Share remains an integral—and fun—cross-office event, where Bulfinches from all practice groups engage and share their latest project design stories with the firm. This year, we incorporated...

The new edge for town-and-gown relationships

The new edge for town-and-gown relationships

by Joe HerzogThe traditional perimeter between an academic institution and its surrounding urban environment is no longer a defined line, but a blurred edge. As colleges shift from being introverted environments to becoming more integrated within their surrounding...

AIA designs of distinction

AIA designs of distinction

by Sarah BousquetThe American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been working to drive positive change through design for more than a century, calling attention to impactful projects that help define a better built environment. This year, Shepley Bulfinch is proud to...

Two ideas are better than one

Two ideas are better than one

by Lauren PerdueIt’s not about who owns the big idea; we believe the best idea wins when you have a team of inspired minds working together. Congrats to just a few of the Bulfinch brains taking us to new heights, on their recent...

“F” is for Fellows

“F” is for Fellows

by Jennifer Donham WellsPrincipals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson have both been elevated to the 2018 class of AIA Fellows! The honor is so well deserved—and one that can be claimed by only 3% of AIA members. We couldn’t be more inspired by or proud of our “Fellow”...

Continued evolution

Continued evolution

by Carole WedgeAs architects and designers, it’s in our DNA to constantly explore and imagine what’s possible. During the past year and a half, we turned the lens of curiosity on ourselves to reimagine our visual identity and uncover the distinctive qualities that...

Finding your 90-second stories

Finding your 90-second stories

by Cathleen LangeI recently attended a discussion led by Steve Slifka of Steelcase, entitled “The Art of Storytelling.” With great presentation style that was neither showy or dull, Steve shared the importance of telling your audience a story. Rather than spewing...

Making the case for sustainable design

Making the case for sustainable design

by Carole WedgeI recently led a panel discussion on the intersection of sustainability, the building industry, and the nuances that exist between the two. It’s so important to recognize not all members of the AEC industry—or our clients—have the same understanding of...