MP provided design services for renovations and workplace strategy for Pegasystem’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The 4th floor expansion was part of a multi-phase construction project, allowing Pega to implement their new workplace strategy and create a technology-enriched executive briefing center, boardroom, and reception area. The design for the 4th floor fit-out addresses Pega’s desire to shift their workforce to an agile work environment to better support the way their employees work.

Multiple work points were deployed that support a variety of workstyles, including quiet, focused, and collaborative work. Wellness features were incorporated throughout the space, including vegetation, organic design elements, access to an outdoor patio, and sit/stand desking. Both digital and analog collaboration tools can be found throughout the workspace, improving their employee’s ability to collaborate from anywhere, as well as stay attuned with events throughout the Pega network of offices.

MP completed an office renovation for a confidential biotechnology research client in Cambridge.  The project followed an extensive workplace strategy study to determine the best approach to a new hybrid work model.  Workstations and offices that were previously permanently assigned to staff were remodeled to support a new, unassigned population, with a much higher presence of collaboration spaces.  Administrative staff from multiple locations were joined together onto two floors, totaling 42,000 RSF, creating a unified office environment, as well as freeing up space in other locations for additional research opportunities.

AvenCell is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapy product candidates for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

MP provided design services for AvenCell’s new 30,000 SF lab/office space, relocating their facilities from Cambridge to Watertown. The lab spaces have a variety of flex labs, specialty labs specific to their science and tissue culture rooms. There is a major emphasis on allowing natural light to enter the space, which can be observed through the use of glass between the lab and office spaces. In addition to allowing light to filter into the space’s interiors, the glass provides a visual connection for employees.

The program for AvenCell’s new space included reception, café, open office, flex offices, huddle and conference rooms, boardroom, open lab, tissue culture rooms, lab support, and vivarium. In addition to Avencell’s space, MP provided design services for an additional 20,000 SF of sublease space.

The renovation to Signify’s Burlington office location consisted of over 55,000 square feet of useable area spread over three floors of an existing building. Due to industry-wide procurement constraints and the limited availability of space to work in, the project was completed in an overall phased approach. Margulies Perruzzi completed early bid packages to assist with long lead items and coordinated a phased construction plan to assist the construction management and client team. The majority of the area was completed and fully functional by Phase 1, allowing employees to move into the space and start working. The remaining support space and main visitor reception area was completed approximately three months later.

The Signify Burlington location consisted of research and development work areas as well as administrative and customer support staff spaces. The mixture of functions in the office space created planning and engineering challenges. Working with our engineering team, the client department leads, and drawing on our expansive workplace planning experience, we were able to create an elegant space that provides efficient workflow for employees.

Photography by Elisif Photography.

When this rapidly growing property management software company needed more space for their 300+ employees, we helped them seize the chance to move to Center Plaza in downtown Boston. Due to the specifics of their lease, the move had to happen on a highly expedited schedule. MP performed complete design, from schematic through construction documents, in just eight weeks (about half the time as a standard project of this scale).

The open work environment is supported by a variety of meeting room types and sizes on the building interior. Open ceilings maximize the daylight from the tall perimeter windows, letting that light permeate throughout the open office. A large café/kitchen is located centrally, creating a natural gathering and informal meeting space for all of Buildium’s staff. A variety of seating types within the café give employees flexibility to work wherever best suits the task at hand.

This fast growing, San Francisco based software company acquired a Framingham company and needed to relocate and redesign their new space from afar. The open work space is set up for many different modes of collaboration while also providing quiet spaces for heads down work.

Unity Technologies wanted to bring this newly acquired company into their “family” but at the same time, not eliminate what was special about the company and its previous location. In order to make the employees feel comfortable, special care was taken to merge the cultures and branding throughout the design.


This project is certified LEED-Gold.


Building Design + Construction Team Awards | Gold

When cutting-edge software and augmented reality company PTC was ready to move their global headquarters from Needham to the Seaport district of Boston, they turned to MP to design a workspace that was as innovative as they are.

PTC’s transformational and technology-rich new workplace is a key part of its business transformation. The new headquarters enhances PTC’s ability to attract and retain the talent required to maintain the company’s technology leadership position and will serve as a premier destination for visitors seeking to experience PTC technologies hands-on. As part of the design of a new physical work environment, PTC recognized the opportunity to meld its role as an innovator in software for product design, IoT, and AR to make its headquarters a global model for excellence in the use of workplace technology.

MP completed a new global headquarters for this technology startup in Boston, a move that doubled the office space for the fast-growing company. Aligning with long-term plans for headcount growth and expansion, the 50,000 SF headquarters features a dynamic, technology-rich workspace that promotes collaboration and innovation. MP provided space planning and interior design services for the fast-tracked interior fit-out, which was completed in August 2018.

With an energetic and modern vibe, the colorful, light-filled workspace enhances how employees interact and collaborate. Huddle areas with high-top tables and booth seating are incorporated throughout the open plan office, and work zones are defined by acoustical ceiling clouds suspended from the exposed metal ceiling deck. Off the reception area on the middle floor, a large café provides a variety of seating and features a movable partition that opens to an adjacent lounge with technology-enabled furniture. An enclosed “library” room with soft seating and pendant lighting has a living room quality, and kitchens punctuate the end of every floor, offering city views and opportunities for employee interaction.

The client’s blue brand palette and the selective use of accent colors are woven into the design. All the huddle and focus room walls feature a blue glass film to enhance privacy, and the low-panel workstations include blue fabric divider screens. An art installation in the reception area features blue and yellow hand-blown glass orbs. A raw, industrial feel extends from the metal charcoal-gray, painted staircase with wire mesh guardrail to the exposed metal floor columns throughout the space.

ServiceNow engaged MP to provide design services for their new location. Wanting to stay true to their roots in the tech community, MP sought out to design a unique, colorful, and amenity rich space.

The large common spaces, such as the café, game room, and collaborative “boulevard” keep the space active and engaging while mixing business with fun. Exposed mechanicals and polished concrete floors provide a modern and industrial backdrop that is accented by pops of vibrant color throughout the space.

Technology-enabled conference, huddle, and phone rooms are located throughout the space, allowing ServiceNow to maintain communication with clients all over the world. The balance of acoustically sensitive large meeting spaces and private spaces were crucial. ServiceNow utilized a motorized height adjustable benching furniture layout in the main open office spaces to maximize headcount.

Award Winner

  • Award of Excellence, Best New Workplace/Small Renovation, CoreNet Global New England
  • People’s Choice, International Interior Design Association (IIDA) of New England
  • People’s Choice, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Boston
  • Best Office: 30,000-80,000 square feet IIDA of New England

The Zipcar “brand” has been incorporated into the design of the space, including large graphic displays and small scale references to the branding concept.

Throughout the project, sustainable design has been a focus, including new high-efficiency lighting, reclaimed wood paneling, and creative re-use of building elements.

After several years of steady growth in their Cambridge offices, Zipcar was ready for a change. Their HQ was arranged in several separated suites, causing them to feel disconnected from each other. Looking to unify all departments, Zipcar chose to move to a 46,000 square foot converted warehouse in Boston’s Innovation District and to create the “Zipcar Building.”

The new Zipcar HQ was a great opportunity to re-imagine their office space as an entire community. The space has been designed as a flexible work environment to support the dynamic growth of the company. The project includes a new lobby with views directly into the company gathering area and living room, conference, and training space; individual and collaborative work areas; and dining areas.