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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...

Balancing historical integrity in forward-thinking communities

Balancing historical integrity in forward-thinking communities

The new Chemistry Building and Commons at the University of Arizona re-envisions a historic structure into an innovative, 21st century, collaborative classroom building at the heart of the active, historic campus mall. The robust feasibility analysis and programming...

Committing to healthy and sustainable materials

Committing to healthy and sustainable materials

Photo by Nic LehouxSustainable and human-centered design is inherent to Shepley Bulfinch's design philosophy and practice. We approach sustainability holistically, evaluating the broad range of elements that the term "sustainability" encompasses and pursuing those...

Boston Children’s Benderson Family Heart Center

Boston Children’s Benderson Family Heart Center

Boston Children’s Hospital excels in providing the highest quality of care for their patients. For more than a century, Shepley Bulfinch has partnered with Boston Children’s on a variety of projects, including several expansion buildings and a number of multi-phased...

Achieving transformative potential

Achieving transformative potential

Photo by Anton GrasslLoyola University of Maryland’s collegiate foundation is based upon the Jesuit virtue of exploration: to go forth and create meaningful professional service and leadership. Connection to the community expresses itself not only in sending students...

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...