Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes New Headquarters For The Davis Companies

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes New Headquarters for The Davis Companies

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes New Headquarters for The Davis Companies

New office in Boston’s Financial District provides open, collaborative space

BOSTON – Oct. 21, 2013 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it recently completed the interior design for the new 14,000 SF headquarters of The Davis Companies (TDC), a leading Boston-based real estate investment, development and management firm. The new space at 125 High Street in Boston’s Financial District was designed with a more open floor plan to accommodate the company’s continued growth and to promote collaboration among staff.

After 24 years in Boston’s South End, The Davis Companies relocated to the Financial District in the summer of 2013 to be closer to its partners, stakeholders, and members of the commercial real estate community. MPA renovated portions of the new office, taking away walls and other obstructions in order to create a more collaborative, open space. Throughout that process, MPA worked to ensure that both the existing and built-out areas were consistent in their design features. Existing conference rooms adjacent to the main entrance were kept in place for their natural wood finishes and fabrics. MPA also collaborated with The Davis Companies on a layout that includes several different types of workstations. Private offices, cubicles, and flexible desks or “benching systems” were all incorporated to match the various types of work performed by The Davis Companies’ employees.

“Having worked with MPA in the past, we were confident their team would deliver results on schedule and on budget,” said Duncan Gilkey, senior vice president with The Davis Companies. “MPA’s design of our new space really delivers when it comes to the daily needs of our staff, and it gives us the room to collaborate and better serve our clients in the commercial real estate and finance communities.”

Openness and transparency were emphasized in the use of all-glass fronts on private offices as well as team rooms. In order to provide for privacy needs within the open work environment, a number of shared offices and small huddle rooms were included. A new pantry was designed to support both dining and casual meetings.

Other members of the project team included Project Manager Dale Buckley with Corporate Projects and Relocation Management LLC, and general contractor Elaine Construction.

About The Davis Companies
The Davis Companies (, a real estate investment, development and management firm based in Boston, was founded in 1976. On behalf of their clients, they have invested in approximately 140 properties representing more than $2.5 billion in gross asset value, and have acquired approximately $550 million of commercial loans and real estate securities. Today, The Davis Companies, together with its affiliates, owns and manages a real estate portfolio of approximately 10 million square feet and is an active investor in real estate equity, debt, and fixed-income real estate securities.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit

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