Boston – The new Sasaki-designed global headquarters of Akamai Technologies, located at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square, is nearing completion with a ribbon-cutting planned for November.
The 480,000sf project consolidates six current Akamai locations into one 19-story tower that seamlessly and thoughtfully connects all of the company’s departments and groups, linked by a continuous mile-long path affectionately known as the Aka-mile.
The design creates a loop of interconnected spaces that support knowledge sharing, information gathering, brainstorming, and invention across the vertical campus.
A project of this scale, ambition and complexity entailed a complex delivery process with close coordination between the Sasaki design team, the project management team, Northstar; the developer, Boston Properties; the contractor, Turner; and the subconsultant team.
Pickard Chilton is the Design Architect for 145 Broadway. Stantec is the Architect of Record.
To take advantage of efficiencies in the construction timeline, early packages were released to coordinate floor openings, steel modifications, MEP systems, and core modifications.
Throughout the documentation and construction process, detailed coordination ensured the final build-out was fully consistent with the design aspirations of the project, as well as all targets for LEED and WELL certification.