Boston – SGA announced it has completed a new 22,000sf innovative hybrid workspace for Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent, a product development and technology consultancy firm.
Located on the 12th floor of 2 Drydock in Boston’s Seaport District, the new space is designed to provide a modern workspace for its employees and reflect the company’s philosophy, work style, branding, culture, and the global scope of their work.
“Two Drydock is a space worth coming to, a place for bright minds to innovate together, and for careers to grow. This new state-of-the-art workspace will provide a U.S. base for our world-class technologists to expand the boundaries of innovation. At Two Drydock, our extraordinary team can collaborate with clients and partners to deliver substantial and lasting impact for some of the most ambitious organizations in the world,” said Oli Qirko, president of North America at Cambridge Consultants.
“Their refreshed visual identity was our basis for the project, two overlapping C’s. The outer C represents the competence in the company, their expertise and history. The inner C represents the innovation, the employees, and the threads that connect them,” said Corie Smith, IIDA, NCIDQ, senior interior designer at SGA. “We took this floor plan and visualized the core and shell as the ‘outer C’, the expertise, and the dynamic interior architecture and finishes as the ‘inner C’, where the excitement and innovation happen.”
Smith continued, “The layout concept stemmed from the angles of the ‘inner C.’ By angling the walls we were able to create more open spaces and give the opportunity for more natural light. In addition, we made sure to include features such as the placement of windows at the end of every corridor to help the space feel open. For the lighting plan, we brought that same concept of the angles and threads to the ceiling. We wanted to have more general lighting over the open office, so we used a series of pendants to create an angular pattern.”
SGA salvaged accent pendants from Cambridge Consultants’ existing space and salvaged wood doors were also used in the project. “For the finishes, we incorporated their bright secondary brand colors as Cambridge Consultants really wanted to stay true to their brand. We also took the opportunity to include the angles in our flooring selections, wall coverings, and upholstery,” added Smith.