Making the move to consolidate several offices in the Boston area, Intralinks sought a more efficient and branded work environment for its growing Boston workforce. MPA conducted several test fits to compare building efficiencies before providing programming and design services for the Waltham location. The single-floor space at 404 Wyman Street provides a large and innovative development team space designed as an “agile” work environment. MPA’s agile office design offers maximum flexibility in infrastructure, furniture, and technology that allows for rapid and easy reconfiguration to suit the fast-paced collaborative nature of software development.
The new space offers a variety of work environments based on job function, including offices for management, workstations for sales and marketing, and team rooms for the development group. Using agile design, MPA created a series of free-flowing team rooms with collaborative open-plan workstations, wall-to-wall glass boards, and LED lighting. Each room can accommodate 10-14 people, and four rooms expand with moveable walls for larger teams, if needed.
Because there are limited window walls in the floor plan, transom windows above the doors bring natural light into the team rooms. The space also includes phone booths and huddle rooms, a recreation room, a large break room, and an executive suite and boardroom with an art gallery.
MPA looked to Intralinks’ recently re-branded color palette as a source of inspiration, using a warm gray as a base, and Intralinks blue, red, yellow, and chartreuse for wayfinding and on walls and carpet tiles.