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.