MPA helped to relocate and consolidate our client’s headquarters from two existing locations to a new tower in Boston totaling over 400,000 square feet on 15 floors. An extension of their move towards more open-landscape workstations, private offices are designed with all-glass fronts to increase visibility and promote interaction.
The 31st floor hosts both the main reception and a full-floor conference center where clients and visitors can be better accommodated. MPA’s design included many highly equipped conference rooms as well as a main meeting room where Boston staff members communicate with other offices around the world. Special production support rooms maintain operations in the many specialized meeting and conference areas.
The integration of an extensive art collection was a consideration throughout the design. The desire to create maximum openness in order to take advantage of views was balanced carefully against providing appropriate wall space for hanging and viewing art.
The Information Technology backbone is supported by two stand-by generators along with a UPS system. A new trading floor stands on a full raised floor for cabling and devices.