When this confidential client determined their existing office no longer supported their corporate goals, they seized the opportunity to create a space that represents their culture. MPA designed a truly customized work environment for their 131 employees, thus increasing their productivity and efficiency. This new design enhances the firm’s collaborative and mobile culture, showcasing a refreshed and modern look to attract new recruits while also not abandoning their Boston roots.
Their new office space features three zones. In keeping with the “Boston Modern” concept, each zone showcases floor to ceiling graphics reflecting iconic areas of Boston. The zones are:
1. Client Zones
Technology-enabled meeting spaces and waiting areas were designed with warm and jewel tone finishes coupled with rich cherry woods. LED and energy-efficient lighting is used throughout including decorative pendants with sheer bronze shades. Other unique finishes include deep blue leathers and cream limestone wainscoting.
2. Employee Zones
Team “neighborhoods” offer private and semi-private work areas. Benching worksettings provide a unique open collaboration opportunity that offers additional flexibility. Phone booths, administrative areas, team rooms, and shared partner offices are also provided. Rich materials from client areas were used together with custom cherry wood office fronts.
3. Multi-Use Zones
The café is the workhorse for the firm. It was designed not only to entice mobile employees to work on-location, but also to provide a place where employees can do almost everything: socialize, collaborate, attend training sessions or lectures, or host catered events. Its aesthetic welcomes employees and clients alike. A shimmering back painted glass wall, exquisite cabinetry, decorative glass ball pendant lighting, flexible and comfortable furniture, and other amenities make this the most desirable spot to work in the new office.