Sustainability

This project is certified LEED-Gold.

Award-Winner

  • 2016 IES Boston Illumination Awards | Section Award | Cimpress & Vistaprint
  • 2016 IES Boston Illumination Awards | Section Award | 275 Wyman Street
  • 2016 Building Design + Construction Team Awards | Bronze | 275 Wyman/Cimpress

Margulies Perruzzi was retained by Hobbs Brook Management to design a new building located at 275 Wyman Street, within the Hobbs Brook Office Park in Waltham.

This 300,000 square foot, Class A office building features a dramatic geometric design and has five floors with 60,000 square foot floorplates that are nearly column free, providing maximum flexibility to tenants. Achieving LEED Gold certification, this building includes a fitness center, café, kitchen with servery and an impressive two-story lobby and terrace. The exterior features a glass canopy with a covered walkway leading to a 1,000+ car parking garage. A green-roof courtyard connects the parking garage and the building’s main entry.

Sustainability

This project is certified LEED-Gold.

Award-Winner

IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence | Best Practice Award of Excellence

Boston Scientific engaged Margulies Perruzzi to assist with the evaluation of its existing headquarters location, and to develop a recommendation about staying or relocating. After an extensive programming effort, which included interviews with all members of senior leadership and due diligence on numerous alternatives, BSC decided to add a new corporate headquarters building to its existing campus in Marlborough, MA. One of the existing floors was fully renovated as a pilot project to test the new BSC space standards intended for use in the new headquarters and around the world.

The new four-story building consists of 110,000 square feet of offices, workstations, training rooms, and collaboration areas, all connected via an enclosed glass walkway to one of the existing buildings. The two-story lobby is heavily branded with dynamically presented information about BSC, and the “innovation café” is directly adjacent to the lobby to encourage casual collaboration. The training center is accessed from a glass-walled gallery looking into a landscaped courtyard, allowing small meetings or casual outdoor relaxation. The location of the new building was selected so that a courtyard between the new and existing buildings could become a series of outdoor rooms and meeting areas, accessible to and linking all four buildings.

The increased staff size on the campus necessitated upgrading the cafeteria, as well as the creation of a new fitness and daycare center.

Sustainability

This project is certified LEED-Silver

The new facility for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is located on a 32-acre fully wooded site adjacent to Route 3 South. Access to and positioning of the building is directly related to nature contours of the site, both to minimize excavation/blasting of ledge and to provide natural surroundings. Zoning requirements limited building’s height to forty-five feet. To avoid a variance request, MP located the main entrance on the second level, accessed by a footbridge. The lower level is nestled into the contours of the site, below grade. Maintenance and mechanical spaces are located on the back portion of the lower level while the front, useable areas are even with the lower grade level.

The building consists of 329,000 square feet on four floors. Varying materials of glass, brick, precast, and metal panel assist in reducing the perceived height and length of the building. Minimizing the visual impact of the building was achieved by using curving faces and steps in the façade. Varying materials of glass, brick, precast, and metal panel assist in reducing the perceived height and length of the building.

The lobby provides direct access to two wings of the building and the central cafeteria/multi-purpose room. A secondary entrance on the lower level allows provides means to subdivide the space if necessary in the future. In addition to over 250,000 square feet of useable office space, the building houses a large cafeteria and multi-purpose room, a conference/training center, a major data center, and a child care center.

A surface lot provides visitor parking while a five-level, 1,600-car parking structure is linked by an all-weather connection directly to the main lobby.