Boston – The AIS building, designed by Nelson and constructed by Dacon, has won the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Boston Chapter award.
Design was done by Nelson, with Dacon overseeing construction and providing technical solutions. The result was 23,000sf space with a 20-foot green wall and 10,000 solar panels that reduced energy costs by 60% and kept 600 jobs in state.
AIS, a manufacturer of high-performance office furniture, sought a building design that integrated both showroom and workplace while enabling flexibility to change layout as new products came to market.
A key impetus to the design was a space that would attract talent outside of Boston. The solution focused on creating a sophisticated, downtown atmosphere that supported its commitment to sustainability.