Margulies Perruzzi Architects Designs Corporate Headquarters For OneShield

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Designs Corporate Headquarters for OneShield

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Designs Corporate Headquarters for OneShield

Technology firm’s new Marlborough location provides organizational efficiency and polished design

BOSTON, Mass. – October 30, 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 a 28,000 square foot corporate headquarters for OneShield, Inc., a global provider of flexible, enterprise-class, and content-rich policy and billing core systems for property/casualty insurers. Working with brokers Kevin Malloy of Avison Young and Tim Latham of Lincoln Properties, MPA assisted with site selection and provided interior architecture and design services for OneShield’s new corporate headquarters in the Lake Williams Corporate Center in Marlborough, Mass.

OneShield had outgrown its previous headquarters in Westborough, and the Marlborough location provided proximity for employees and a more efficient layout. MPA assisted OneShield with selecting the space and designed a mix of private offices, workstations, and conference rooms as well as a large multi-use café. Lower panels on the workstations enhance communication and help to draw natural daylight into the space. The use of color in the café enlivens the space for informal meetings.

OneShield set a challenging design and construction schedule with the goal of occupying the new headquarters quickly. MPA completed the project – design through construction – in a little more than 90 days. OneShield moved into its new headquarters in July.

“MPA collaborated with us closely on a very tight timeline to make our vision for a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters a reality,” said Glenn Anschutz, President and CEO of OneShield. “We extend our sincere appreciation to the design team for ensuring that our office space provides a welcoming and comfortable experience for our clients, while enhancing communication for our staff. MPA has delivered a modern and sophisticated workplace environment for OneShield.”

Founded in 1999, OneShield develops innovative technology to better serve the needs of the global property and casualty insurance industry. Cranshaw Construction was the construction manager for the project, and National Development is the building manager.

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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