Our office has collaborated with ABT on two of their office expansion projects. Our Boston and Washington, DC offices worked together to provide MEP/FP and IT/Security design for ABT’s Cambridge and Rockville locations.
After 50 years, ABT moved their Cambridge office to a new location to accommodate their growing team. The new space includes open office, ample sunlight and a café area on every floor. Our design reused much of the existing building systems and modified them to fit ABT’s needs. The space was designed to meet LEED certification standards.
Santa Clara, CA
ARRIS is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. When they were looking to provide more space for their team, they consulted with our team for the retrofit of their existing space. We provided MEP engineering for the expansion of their state-of-the-art computer labs and office space.
This building consisted of a mix of lab and office space with the specific requirements for the lab spaces, the design of a new HVAC system was a combination of base building system, supplemental air conditioning units and new floor air conditioning units. We were able to modify the existing HVAC system and reuse the existing ductwork distribution for the office area spaces.
Carbonite, founded in 2005, leads the way for hybrid backup and recovery solutions for business and has backed up over 300 billion files and counting. To support the company’s growth, our team designed the MEP/FP systems for their new company headquarters at Lafayette City Center. Their new space was double the size of their previous space.
The program for the project included a variety of work settings including private offices and open workstations, focus rooms, conference rooms, collaboration rooms, multipurpose spaces, a high end coffee bar and a café area.
We provided MEP/FP, Tel/Data, and Security Engineering services for Digitas/Sapient’s new 11 floor space located in a new high rise tower in Boston. Our design included office floors with open ceilings (and a flexible furniture layout), pantries and meeting spaces. They also had IDF rooms, private restrooms, video editing suites, maker spaces, photo studios and other specialty spaces were also designed for the space.
The reception area and board rooms were centralized on one level, along with a two story amphitheater with seating for 400+ occupants.
New York, NY
We provided MEP design for DoubleVerify’s new office. The office occupies the entire fourth floor and features bench style workstations, private offices, a central hub/café area and multiple breakout seating areas. The training area has a staff seating capacity of up to 250 people where we suggested an on demand HVAC unit that DoubleVerify could control to accommodate the influx of employees in the space.
A substantial challenge of this project was the NYCECC energy code. The filing of this project fell after the cutoff date of the NYCECC 2014 code, just as the city was beginning to transition to the 2016 code. With a new standard, the MEP standards are always less flexible, making it more challenging to comply.
New York, NY
After working with Dropbox on the design of their temporary space, we worked on the design of their permanent space. Our work included all new MEP systems.
The program for their new office included open offices, conference and rooms, amenity areas and some private offices. They wanted maximum flexibility and collaboration. From our engineering perspective, this meant that we had to design to accommodate for frequent shifts in the occupant load so that whether everyone was at their individual desks or all sharing ideas in the pantry area, the temperature would be consistent.
New York, NY
Our team engineered the MEP systems for Glossier’s new full floor headquarters. Having previously designed the base building systems as part of our involvement in the repositioning of the building, we had insight into the systems. This expertise about the existing systems enabled us to advise Glossier about design decisions and facilitated meeting the project deadlines.
Glossier’s new offices consist primarily of open plan workstations, a large boardroom, conference/breakout rooms, telephone booths, a cosmetics testing room, a creative team room, copy room, reception area and lobby, and a full-service pantry, lounge/multi-purpose area. An open layout and minimal design showcases the brand’s personality and help Glossier achieve its goals of employee retention and efficiency.
Industrious is a fast growing, co-working space with offices throughout the country. Our team has a national contract with Industrious and is teaming with them on the fit-out of multiple new office sites. Theses spaces typically comprise of glass-enclosed individual and multiple-occupant offices; conference rooms; huddle rooms; individual phone rooms; common cafes/lounges; a wellness room; a copy area; an IT room/IDF closet; a passenger elevator lobby; and miscellaneous storage areas to support co-working office functions.
We performed site assessments to define any potential issues with proposed office locations. This helped Industrious make informed decisions about their new office spaces. Many of these sites have an open ceiling design which require close coordination for the visible MEP systems.
Since April 2012, we have been working with Visnick & Caulfield, SMMA, AEC Solutions, and Gutierrez Construction on the multi-phased construction project for Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ new corporate headquarters on South Avenue.
The team has developed a project consisting of both core and shell and fit-out to meet the needs and expectations of this rapidly growing company. The 600,000+ square foot project is spread over two buildings: one renovated/expanded existing building, and one new ground-up 6 story high-rise building with four levels of below ground parking. The spaces include R&D labs, high-bay manufacturing, office, and corporate/executive areas.
As the base building engineers, our team was already familiar with Cross Point Towers when Kronos relocated their headquarters to their new space. We provided MEP/FP and IT/Security engineering services for spaces which included research and development labs, café, gaming area, conference center, training rooms, quiet rooms and open collaboration spaces. This project was completed in multiple phases. Their new headquarters occupy the entire Tower 1 which included the ground to 12th floor as well as three floors in Tower 2.
During the first phase we designed a new air-handling unit exclusive for the lobby. Throughout the fit out we removed old fin tube baseboard heat and provided all new hot water heat via new fan-powered terminals and designed with DDC controls.