Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design For Pioneer Investments

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design for Pioneer Investments

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Office Design for Pioneer Investments

BOSTON, Mass. – September 12, 2012 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that it has completed the design of 100,000 square feet of office space in Boston for Pioneer Investments, a leading innovator in the global investment management industry.

Providing space planning and interior design services, MPA substantially updated the office design and additional support space consisting of five floors at Pioneer’s Boston office located at 60 State Street. MPA crafted a master plan to help Pioneer strategize how to best utilize this space on a long-term basis, and completely redesigned the 16th floor, embracing an open layout with fewer private offices and creating a model for Pioneer’s future space planning. The renovations were part of Pioneer’s recent lease renewal at 60 State Street.

MPA redesigned workspaces, conference rooms, lobbies, reception areas and selected new finishes, furniture, and lighting. The project included a major reconfiguration of Pioneer’s IT/mission critical spaces and the addition of a conference center featuring a suite of conference rooms with a large breakout area. In order to allow Pioneer’s operations to continue during construction, MPA phased the renovation schedule and utilized available swing space.

“Having worked together for 12 years on several renovations, MPA understands our business and commitment to our clients,” said Thomas P. Murphy, Head of Corporate Services at Pioneer Investments. “It was important to us that Pioneer evolve its office design to promote better communication and collaboration between staff, while providing an elegant space to welcome clients. MPA has designed a beautiful and efficient space that will serve as a prototype for future growth.”

Pioneer hired MPA to design its offices when it originally expanded beyond the 60 State Street building in 2000, and has since worked with MPA on numerous renovations within 60 State.

Structure Tone served as construction manager for the project, and AHA Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. Equity Office Properties is the landlord of 60 State Street.

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, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit

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