Dear Bucknellians,

Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott (SBRA) of Boston, Mass., has been selected to assist Bucknell University with campus master planning. The firm was chosen from a field of nearly 100 firms that the University investigated for this important role in planning how Bucknell can best manage its campus growth and renovations in the years ahead. The project will include reviews of space and utilization, building and open space needs and placements, energy conservation opportunities, landscape enhancement, water management, and possible retail and commercial development.

The University’s goal is to create student-centered learning and living spaces, improve teaching and research space for faculty, create synergistic administrative and support staff environments, and contribute to the vibrancy of the Lewisburg region when possible. The campus master planning process will be designed to accomplish these goals while maintaining the University as one of the most beautiful and classic college campuses in America.

SBRA, with more than 200 professional staff, has broad experience in campus master planning and other higher education-related facilities endeavors, including building design and space planning. SBRA’s work with Bucknell will be informed through the use of campus and regional committees and focus groups.

The firm previously has contributed to the character of the Bucknell campus through its design of the addition to the library in the mid-1980s, the design of the chemistry and biology building and Olin Science renovation in 1989 and 1990, the design of the Information Commons area of the library in 1999, and the expansion of the Bison in 1990.

David Surgala

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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