National Development Headquarters

An open, welcoming workplace renovation for a company known for its committment to creating great places.


Newton Lower Falls, MA

Project Size

40,000 SF

About this Project

The design opened the ceiling to brighten the space and used an abundance of glass to promote transparency and light as well as to provide a visual connection to the adjacent Charles River.

MPA designed the original renovation for National Development’s office in 2005.

Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) designed renovations to the headquarters for National Development, one of New England’s largest development companies.

Providing space planning and interior design services, MPA substantially updated the office design and relocated amenities to create an open, modern, and collaborative space for staff.

A connecting staircase was designed to unite the second floor with the third floor multi-use café, which features a bar with custom cabinetry and high-top tables along the perimeter of the lounge area. A reclaimed wood feature wall fosters a comfortable, at-home feel, and the use of natural wood, metal, and exposed steel adds to the rustic theme of the building.

To allow National Development’s operations to continue during construction, MPA phased the renovation schedule and used available swing space.

Over the years, MPA and National Development have collaborated on several building repositioning projects in Massachusetts, including the 101 Station Drive office building at University Station in Westwood and the medical office building conversion of 200 Unicorn Park in Woburn.