After assisting in the renovations for National Development’s property asset at 101 Station, MP provided design services for a new tenant – The Predictive Index. PI is a fast-growing firm, adding more than 30 employees in a year, and needed a new office expressive of its brand and culture that could help it attract and retain talent. Even though they had doubled their space, PI needed a flexible space to accommodate future growth.

Working closely with designer Lannhi Tran of Little Dragon Decor, MP created the new headquarters to be reflective of the company’s commitment to employee engagement and teamwork. Huddle spaces in the café offer flexible meeting spots. The firm’s signature red is a brand color splashed throughout the offices. A large percentage of the walls are demountable, providing the team with more glass and writable surfaces than would be available with a traditional stick-built environment. The demountable wall system also allows for more flexible expansion options for the fast-growing firm.


In 2008 MP designed the new 36,000 square foot headquarters for Sapient, a global leader in business and technology consultancy, creating an open office and collaborative culture, which was indicative of the way the company was working at the time.

Four years later, the company expanded their market and acquired a new division called SapientNitro, an award-winning digital marketing and technology services firm. Due to this expansion, they leased an additional 22,000 square feet in their current building and re-hired MP to develop a new workplace strategy to reflect the changes in the company and to attract both clients and existing and new employees.

Through extensive research it was clear that Sapient was open to a dramatic change to their current culture: They no longer felt the need for a formal reception area, but rather a space that could be included in presentations and act as an impromptu meeting area for employees to bump into each other.

Rather than their current workstations, they have adopted the concept of condensed benching system to provide more pockets of space for alternative workplaces for individual and collaborative work, team meetings, and war rooms.


This project is certified LEED-Gold.

MP provided a new work environment for this multinational software company that better aligned their workspace with its European design standards. Moving from the original location – spread across two buildings – to three floors in a single building, Dassault sought to increase collaboration between departments. To support this, MP created multiple space types, including open collaborative spaces with whiteboard surfaces, several small meeting rooms for more formal discussions, and a central café space that doubles as an employee hub and overflow conference space.

The open work areas are arranged in “neighborhoods” composed of multiple workstation types arranged in clusters of four to six. High wall elements flank each open office area to establish smaller, more intimate work areas and offer a variety of support areas, such as two-person enclosed meeting rooms, each with dual monitors and whiteboards, and high open storage/whiteboarding elements.

All private offices and enclosed meeting spaces are located on the interior of the building. Combined with lower workstation panels and frosted glass dividers, the design lets natural light fill the space.


This project is certified LEED-Platinum.


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

Margulies Perruzzi designed a new U.S. headquarters for Cimpress and its well-known brand Vistaprint, a global supplier of customized marketing products and services to micro businesses and consumers. Designing the interior fit-out concurrently with designing the base building for Hobbs Brook Management, MP was able to leverage their understanding of the building to allow for greater creativity in design solutions.

A two-story lobby was designed to maximize branding opportunities. To promote greater inter-floor circulation, MP designed a monumental staircase in the lobby, adding glass and upgraded finishes to make the stair a convenient and compelling way to travel.

MP created an open and collaborative workspace design, supplemented by support spaces custom-tailored to Cimpress’ work style. Every desk is equipped with sit-to-stand technology, letting employees freely customize their space.

The common spaces use an all-LED light fixture package to minimize maintenance and maximize energy efficiency. A networked digital lighting control system monitors and regulates energy usage.

Amenities include a living green wall in the cafeteria, a fitness center and a game room. Bike racks and showers are provided for biking commuters, with a dedicated shuttle service to the Alewife MBTA Red Line station.


This project is certified LEED-Gold.

Relocating their global headquarters from 745 Atlantic Avenue to One Federal Street in Boston, Iron Mountain retained MP to design their new global headquarters to cater to their new Mobile Workforce initiative, as well as to increase collaboration, productivity, and wellness.

The design spans two large floorplates, reduces the number of private offices, and keeps perimeter windows open so that all have access to natural light. All offices and conference spaces are located either on the interior or oriented perpendicular to the windows, maximizing natural light and views to the entire office. Lower-paneled workstations are arranged in neighborhoods, encouraging collaboration while avoiding the feel of a large open field of people. Conference space has vastly increased. A key design choice was to cluster conference rooms around oval “nodes,” creating informal break-out spaces separated from work areas. Four-person “huddle rooms” and two-person “nooks” were also created to allow space for smaller, informal collaboration or private conversations that would not tie up larger conference rooms.

One of the benefits of moving from a nine-floor office to a two-floor office is the higher frequency of chance encounters with people in different departments. A dramatic, open staircase was designed connecting the reception area with a café and training center directly below, helping to further enhance opportunities for collaboration.

Margulies Perruzzi provided architectural interior design services for this lab and office tenant fit out project. Strand Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical company, moved into the first and second floors of 20 Overland Street in the Boston Fenway neighborhood. The 64,000 SF space includes a 60/40 lab/office split. A connection between lab and office is supported by glass walls, allowing a clear visual into the lab from the office, and vice versa.

The open work environment is supported by a variety of meeting room types, phone booths, and work cafe spaces, allowing employees the option to choose the workspace that best supports their needs.