Can Less Be More?

By Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP. Businesses are facing difficult choices to remain competitive, not the least of which include real estate decisions, for both the company and the individual employee. read more >

Does a collaborative workspace cultivate cutting-edge creativity and innovation?

By Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ. Today, collaboration is still all the buzz. But does a collaborative workspace support cutting edge creativity and innovation? More and more companies are rethinking their existing office layout and seeking ways to create a more open office area for increased collaboration. read more >


By Jessica Sulprizio, The iMPAct Program Chair. I’m proud that a few colleagues and I created The iMPAct Program here at MPA, a formalized program to motivate our firm in four distinct ways: Competition, Social, University and Wellness. But, let me start at the very beginning. read more >

Zipcar Parks in New Global Headquarters

By Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.  Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, parked its new global headquarters in 46,000 SF of newly designed interior space in Boston’s thriving Innovation District in the summer of 2013. The company moved its hub from Cambridge, Mass. to 35 Thomson Place in Boston, desiring more space and a collaborative “community” environment for its employees. read more >

Iron Mountain: Workspace Re-Invented

By Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP  |  Principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. When preparing to relocate its global headquarters from 745 Atlantic Avenue to One Federal Street in Boston, Iron Mountain, a worldwide provider of information storage and management solutions, seized the opportunity to completely re-envision its workspace from a design perspective, workforce policies perspective and healthy living perspective. read more >

Artwork that Commemorates 25 Years in Business

By Camila Matho. Earlier this year, we decided there was something missing in our main conference room. Sure, the room is filled with technology to make our meetings more efficient. And we have a killer view of the Fort Point Channel and the work we did on the Boston Tea Party & Ships Museum. But we needed an extra pop. read more >

MPA’s Toys for Tots box: Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

By Camila Matho. When we received the information to be part of U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this year, we were immediately excited. read more >

Interior Designer by Day … Fashion Model by Night

By Dianne Dunnell-Bois. In the spring of 2011, Katie Bertoli from Haworth approached MPA with a proposition: create a Haworth /  Environments at Work / Margulies Perruzzi Architects team to create an entry for the 2011 International Interior Design Association of New England Fashion Show. read more >

Christmas in Afghanistan

By Sara Rebeiro. I bet when you think of the holiday season, you think of days off from work spent between friends, family, parties and presents. Well, that is what immediately came to my mind when I used to think about the holidays. Today, I have a much different perspective of what the holiday season is really all about. read more >

CANstruction: Cans as a Catalyst for Change

By Jessica Dubois. Each year CANstruction holds design competitions around the country for architects, engineers, designers, contractors, students and the local community to create 3D sculptures using canned food. read more >