Margulies Perruzzi Architects Receives IFMA Boston Award Of Excellence For Design Of Boston Scientific Corporation’s Global Headquarters

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Receives IFMA Boston Award of Excellence for Design of Boston Scientific Corporation’s Global Headquarters

Margulies Perruzzi Architects Receives IFMA Boston Award of Excellence for Design of Boston Scientific Corporation’s Global Headquarters

Best practice award recognizes collaborative high performance workspace design

BOSTON, Mass. – Jun 16, 2015 – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, is proud to announce that its high performance workspace design for Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), a worldwide leading innovator of medical solutions, was honored with a 2015 Best Practice Award of Excellence by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Boston Chapter.

The IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence recognize the finest advancements and contributions in facility management. The awards, given at a celebratory dinner on May 20, honor the design/client teams whose facility management project demonstrate innovation and impact on business objectives and have had a substantial, positive effect on the success of the organization. MPA provided corporate architecture and interior design services for Boston Scientific’s new global headquarters, a 110,000 SF, four-story building that completes the fourth side of the company’s existing campus quadrangle in Marlborough, Mass.

“MPA has been a true partner in the design of this modern and efficient building, taking great care that our new global headquarters possesses an energy and ambiance for innovation,” said Paul Donhauser, director of global facilities and real estate at Boston Scientific. “Together, we made sure that the new building worked well with the existing buildings on campus, and inside, paid special attention to the quality of public spaces and the branding of the space to convey our company vision. The new building reflects Boston Scientific’s pride of purpose and creates a new standard for how we work, helping to transform and re-position the company for the future.”

Completed in June 2014, the design of Boston Scientific’s global headquarters building embraces a high performance workspace strategy that fosters flexibility and collaboration, promotes company branding and core values, and provides a technology-enabled and healthy work environment. The new workspace features an open, collaborative work environment with flexible low-height workstations arranged in “neighborhoods,” and supported by plenty of informal huddle and collaboration spaces and state-of-the-art videoconference rooms. The open office floor plan places glass-fronted private offices away from the perimeter to offer natural light and views for everyone. Expected to achieve LEED certification (level pending), the building is consistent with Boston Scientific’s emphasis on sustainability throughout the Marlborough campus.

The two-story lobby is generously branded with dynamically presented information to express the medical device company’s culture of innovation and achievements in science. Directly adjacent to the lobby and viewed from the second floor, an “innovation café” encourages casual collaboration. An employee training center is accessed from a glass-walled gallery looking into a landscaped courtyard, allowing small meetings or casual outdoor relaxation. The location of the new building was selected so that a courtyard between the new and existing buildings could become a series of outdoor rooms and vegetated meeting areas, accessible to and linking all four buildings. All of the buildings in the quadrangle are also connected by enclosed glass walkways.

The new building is Boston Scientific’s first addition to its 500,000 SF campus, re-positioning the global headquarters from Natick, Mass. to Marlborough. The project team includes:

  • Margulies Perruzzi Architects, corporate architecture and interior design
  • Columbia Construction Company, construction manager
  • RDK Engineers, mechanical, engineering, and plumbing services
  • Odeh Engineers, structural engineering services
  • Kelly Engineering, civil engineering services
  • Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, lighting design
  • The BAM Group, branding consultant
  • Acentech, acoustics and mechanical system noise and vibration control consulting

To see Margulies Perruzzi Architects’ design of Boston Scientific’s high performance workspace, please visit

About IFMA/Boston

Established in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is a non-profit, incorporated association dedicated to serving the facility management profession. The International organization provides education, research, publications, events, and alliances with other related associations and organizations. The Boston Chapter of IFMA was founded in 1984 by ten facility managers. Today the chapter numbers more than 800 members, making it the second largest chapter in the world. Long recognized as one of the most active and progressive Chapters, the Chapter was honored as the 2007 International Chapter of the Year. For additional information, visit

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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