Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design For Nitsch Engineering

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design for Nitsch Engineering

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design for Nitsch Engineering

Civil engineering firm moves into new LEED Gold designed space at Two Center Plaza in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. – March 25, 2013 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that Nitsch Engineering, a Boston-based civil engineering firm, has moved into its new 18,000 square-foot office at Two Center Plaza in Boston. MPA provided site selection and interior design services for the project, which is expected to achieve LEEDÒ Gold certification.

An award-winning Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) founded in 1989, Nitsch had outgrown its previous space at 186 Lincoln Street in Boston and preferred an open, single-floor layout to allow for greater collaboration and communication among its 80 employees. Completed in December 2012, MPA worked with Nitsch to design a space that enhances teamwork, allows for easy team realignments, and serves as a welcoming environment for clients, partners, and staff alike.

The design strategy features two zones: (1) a public zone at the front of the suite for reception, technology-enabled conference rooms, and training spaces that support educational employee and client events, and (2) a private work zone with interior-placed glass-fronted offices and low-walled workstations to draw natural light deep into the space. The main training space doubles as the primary office café, melding Nitsch’s social hub with its primary training venue.

”The designers at Margulies Perruzzi Architects demonstrated their understanding of our business, our values, and how we work, and we were delighted to collaborate with them on the design of our new home,” said Lisa Brothers, PE, LEED AP BD+C, President and CEO of Nitsch Engineering. “Our new location provides us with more space to grow, allows for more effective collaboration with our clients, and reflects our commitment to sustainability. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

Sustainable design is an important tenet for Nitsch, as the firm is well known for providing sustainable site design consulting services on commercial/institutional development and transportation projects for more than 15 years. For its own sustainable workplace, Nitsch’s office design features an energy-efficient LED lighting system that is kept intentionally low to take advantage of natural light, carpeting and ceiling tiles with a high level of recycled content, and refurbished workstations that reduce energy and material use. New furniture in private offices and throughout the suite is Green Guard certified. A feature wall made from bamboo wood, a rapidly renewable source, is the primary focus of the new reception area. MPA designed the office to achieve LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The landlord for Two Center Plaza is Equity Office Properties. Colliers International served as the tenant broker, working with MPA to help Nitsch evaluate the new site. Diversified Project Management served as the owner’s Project Manager, and RM Environmental Consulting provided LEED consulting.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate 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, Fallon Clinic, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.

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