New collaborative, technology-rich workspace supports productivity for rapidly growing property management software company
Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it has completed the new headquarters for Buildium, the real estate industry’s leading property and association management solution. The 38,000 SF office, located at 3 Center Plaza in downtown Boston, features a dynamic, technology-rich workspace that promotes collaboration among Buildium’s 200+ employees (with room to add 100 more). MP provided space planning and interior design services for the fast-tracked interior design and fit-out for the rapidly growing property management software company.
“The move to a new headquarters aligns with our long-term plans for growth and expansion, and provides us with a vibrant office environment for every work function,” said Mary Dempsey, operations supervisor at Buildium. “From the start of this accelerated project, MP had our best interests in mind and enabled us to make quick decisions, with realistic outcomes, to address our space needs, technology requirements, and collaborative workstyle. MP created a new headquarters beyond our wildest dreams, and our employees were speechless on day one in the new space. We couldn’t be happier.”
With an energetic and modern vibe, the colorful, light-filled workspace enhances employee interaction and collaboration. This focus drove the design as multiple office locations were merging into one space. The open concept office design locates workstations on the perimeter and offers a variety of technology-enabled meeting rooms, huddle areas, and collaboration spaces at the core. The design balances focused workspace with collaboration areas, including a meeting room with unique stadium seating. Open ceilings maximize the daylight from the tall perimeter windows, allowing light to permeate throughout the open office.
A centrally located café, called the “back porch,” offers casual seating and an exciting atmosphere that provides an informal space for staff to work, meet, and socialize, and additionally functions as a town hall meeting space. MP carefully designed a palette that distinctly emphasizes the core as intimate meeting space, while embodying Buildium’s brand and culture through pops of brand colors, environmental graphics, and design elements that were heavily influenced by their logo and website.
Completed on an accelerated project schedule, MP performed full design, from schematic through construction documents, in just eight weeks, about half the time as a standard project of this scale. Elaine Construction provided turnkey construction management services for the Buildium project.
Buildium is the only property management solution that helps real estate professionals win new business from property owners and community associations seeking services. Backed by expert advice and relentless support, Buildium enables you to outperform across all facets of your business with intuitive software that balances power, simplicity, and ease of use. Buildium services customers in more than 50 countries, totaling over 1.9 million residential units under management. In 2015, Buildium acquired All Property Management, a leading online marketing service for property managers, making Buildium the only company to give property managers a way to acquire new customers and increase revenue. For more information, visit Buildium.com, and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
As one of New England’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi (MP) designs Workplace, Health+Science, and Real Estate projects that inspire and nurture human endeavor. More information may be found at http://mparchitectsboston.com.
Firm infuses design with history to create authentic charm in sought-after Fort Point neighborhood retail and dining destination
BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced the completion of the Thomson Place retail activation and streetscape project in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. Developed by global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate and Crosspoint Associates, Inc., MP designed the restoration and repositioning of three historic buildings at 25, 44 and 50 Thomson Place, with new ground-floor retail space and a new pedestrian plaza to create a vibrant retail and dining destination. A video profile of this historic retail renovation may be viewed at
With the conclusion of multiple tenant leases in the buildings, the development team saw the opportunity to convert ground-floor office space to street-level retail, restore the buildings’ architectural luster, and create an active streetscape that reflects the dynamic character of the Fort Point neighborhood. Steeped in history, MP’s design preserved the historic warehouse aesthetic while lowering the floors and window openings to provide accessibility and create sight lines and visual connection from the street. The giant openings once used for unloading goods became glass façades with lighting and signage to draw people into retail and restaurant establishments. To energize and enliven the streetscape, sidewalks were widened in areas to encourage pedestrian traffic, and a new 8,000 SF plaza with open green space was created as a public amenity for dining and performance art. MP and the development team took great care in respecting the historic context of the neighborhood while activating a new retail area for some big name tenants.
“Thomson Place presented a unique opportunity to embrace the authentic character of Fort Point and create a new ‘pocket’ neighborhood on the cusp of the Seaport District,” said John Kiernan, director, asset management for Invesco Real Estate. “MP’s design stayed true to the architectural spirit of the original structures and helped us modernize three historically significant buildings with the 21st century infrastructure sought by office and retail tenants.”
Margulies Perruzzi’s Jason Costello and Joe Flynn presented Home Base with a check for $15,000 on Veteran’s Day during “Project Community: Helping Veterans Heal,” a special telethon event hosted by Randy Price on WCVB Channel 5. The money donated was raised at a fundraiser and silent auction held by Margulies Perruzi on November 6.
Margulies Perruzzi worked with Home Base on their new Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, completed in 2018. The design includes 20 counseling treatment rooms, 3 large group therapy rooms, 2 exam rooms, lab, Family/Patient Lounge, demonstration/teaching kitchen, recording studio, a multi purpose music/art therapy room, a 1,500 sf Fitness Center, and an exterior deck with healing garden.
Professional support space includes conference, huddle, enclosed work setting phone rooms, patient record, copy and storage spaces. The program is entirely client-focused; there are no private physician offices, and treatment rooms are designed with a comfortable “living room” aesthetic.
The facility, including the fitness center, is fully accessible to accommodate service members with physical disabilities.
For more information on our project for Home Base including footage from WCVB, visit:
Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today the completion of a new Boston office for Rubin and Rudman LLP, a national general practice law firm with offices in Boston, Washington, DC, and Cape Cod. MP provided space planning and interior design services for Rubin and Rudman’s new 30,000 SF office at 53 State Street in Boston.
Previously located on Boston’s Rowes Wharf, Rubin and Rudman sought an efficient and flexible office space that is more reflective of their clients’ workspaces and provides a greater degree of openness without sacrificing confidentiality. MP’s design features same-size private offices that reduce the need for future construction due to promotions, and that can also be converted to meeting rooms for greater flexibility. Enclosed perimeter spaces are designed with all-glass prefabricated office fronts to maximize daylight penetration as well as promote transparency and a strong visual connection between private offices and workstations. The reception area announces a more modern, yet still classic office design, and ushers visitors into the adjacent conference center offering a suite of conference rooms with coffee bar.
“For nearly a century, Rubin and Rudman attorneys have helped shape the laws of changing times. Today, we strive to remain cutting edge in an ever-changing legal environment, and the design of our new office reflects this mission,” said Laura Long, executive director at Rubin and Rudman. “MP understood our vision and created an efficient, technology-enhanced office that provides flexibility to accommodate future growth. Our modern work environment offers a welcoming and comfortable space where we are proud to welcome clients and guests.”
Wanting to retain the law library, MP’s design integrates shelving throughout the circulation areas to incorporate the library into the new space, eliminating the need for a designated room. Workstations provide operational flexibility for the shifting ratio of support staff to attorneys, and meeting and collaboration areas are equipped with the latest technology. The new staff lounge also doubles as a training space. The updated workplace aesthetic reflects Rubin and Rudman’s modern approach to providing legal services.
Structure Tone served as construction manager for the project, and RDK Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. Cushman & Wakefield provided OPM services under the direction of Elizabeth Spath.
About Margulies Perruzzi
As one of New England’s top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi (MP) designs Workplace, Health+Science, and Real Estate projects that inspire and nurture human endeavor. More information may be found at www.mparchitectsboston.com.