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The benefits of co-locating design and construction teams

The benefits of co-locating design and construction teams

by Jennifer Aliber and Michelle MantegnaAs demand for faster, more efficient and progressive projects across renovations and new construction accelerates, the request for in-person, cross-team collaboration has followed suit. Co-location holds the promise of...

Demystifying pharmacy regulations

Demystifying pharmacy regulations

by Carole WedgeSatisfying the recently updated U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) 797 and 800 regulations can be a daunting task for healthcare facilities. In fact, at a recent New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Conference, only five health facility reps were...

Embodied carbon: Why does it matter?

Embodied carbon: Why does it matter?

by Siiri JulianusThere are two types of carbon emissions in reference to a building: operational and embodied. While operational carbon—the carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted, with use, during the life of a building—has been a mainstream topic within the sustainable...

30 years in the making

30 years in the making

by Sarah BousquetWith a 30-year career that coincides with the advent of digital information and new modes of research and learning—more interactive and less reliant on physical materials—Principal Janette S. Blackburn, has charged her clients, peers, and industry to...

New leaders, fresh perspectives

New leaders, fresh perspectives

by Sarah BousquetLet’s hear it for advancing design, as we applaud and welcome three new principals: Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Alison F. Rainey, AIA, and Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP. We are thrilled to name Alison, Derek, and Chris as design leaders at Shepley...

RISE at State College photography

RISE at State College photography

We love seeing our projects in use! Excited to share new photography of RISE at State College, a new 12-story, 576-bed mixed-use residence tower near Penn State University.  The project, our 14th with CA Ventures, opened in August, 2018.Photography by Matt Dula

Sustainability: A values-based approach

Sustainability: A values-based approach

by Matthew GiffordThere is no prescriptive approach to designing a high-performance, highly sustainable building. It’s not something you can just buy and hang on the side of a project, and there is no magic recipe, silver bullet, or one-size-fits-all solution....

Recognizing excellent design(er)

Recognizing excellent design(er)

by Sarah BousquetPrincipal Uma Ramanathan, AIA, LEED AP, has worked in the New England area for 26 years, and is renowned as a leading pediatric planner and design expert by some of the world’s top healthcare organizations, AEC colleagues, and her peers. Today, we...

Innovation districts and Greater Boston

Innovation districts and Greater Boston

by Luke VoilandThe 21st century has brought a big change to urban planning, including the rise of the innovation district. Defined by The Brookings Institution as “geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with...

The future of medical education

The future of medical education

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2—known as Health 2—at University of Houston weaves innovation into academic, clinical, and community spaces to create meaningful and effective interprofessional education and care delivery.“This new home for our College of...