Shepley Bulfinch acquires PARC design lab in North Carolina

Shepley Bulfinch has obtained PARC design lab, an architecture firm based in Durham, North Carolina. Photo courtesy Shepley Bulfinch

Shepley Bulfinch has obtained PARC design lab, an architecture firm based in Durham, North Carolina.

The move aligns with Shepley’s goals of expanding its science and technology portfolio, committing to national growth, and establishing a physical presence in key areas of the country.

PARC design lab’s co-founder Jeffery Bottomley will join Shepley Bulfinch as a principal, and co-founder John Jarvis will join as a director.

An award-winning architect, Bottomley brings emotional intelligence to his design talent and a broad overview of the community he serves.

During his 20 years of architectural experience, Jarvis was responsible for a wide array of award-winning buildings, ranging from residential to historic renovations to large-scale corporate projects.

PARC design lab was founded in March 2019. Some of the firm’s most notable clients include: Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Longfellow Real Estate Partners. Before launching PARC, Bottomley worked at O’Brien Atkins Associates. While at the Research Triangle Park-based firm, he served as the programmer, planner and designer on multiple projects, including: Biogen’s B26, Wake Technical Community College’s Building 2, NetApp Global Dynamics Lab 2, the City of Durham Police Headquarters and E911, and the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Tower.

Shepley has a long history of designing spaces for projects in North Carolina, primarily in the field of education for clients including Duke University, Davidson College, Elon University, and UNC Charlotte.

The firm is currently engaged in several pieces of work at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), including expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and renovation options to the Anlyan Bed Tower—an important project that will play a role in bringing some of the oldest clinical facilities up to contemporary standards.

The Durham office expands Shepley to five locations, including Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona.

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