Design Firm Plans new Downtown Boston Office

Boston – Stantec recently announced it will merge its two Boston locations into one unified space at 40 Water Street in Downtown Boston.

The move, anticipated for this summer, will unite nearly 250 employees, including architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, project managers, and graphic designers, in a modern space designed for optimal team collaboration, flexibility, and innovation.

James Gray

The approximately 25,000sf space is located steps from Post Office Square. The new space will house a materials library and workspace, a model shop, a virtual reality (VR) studio, and numerous areas for collaboration.

“There is a rich pool of multidisciplinary creativity at Stantec. Bringing our practitioners more closely together will allow us to tap into that synergy to deliver even more complex, forward-thinking projects for our clients and our community,” said James Gray, senior principal at Stantec.

Colleen Arria

The Boston move, which will unite existing locations at 311 Summer Street and 226 Causeway Street, also reflects Stantec’s post-COVID Flexible Workplace Strategy. The firm expects that a portion of practitioners will work in the office full-time, with a larger percentage working a hybrid schedule, allowing more space to be dedicated to creative and collaborative workflows. Additionally, the move supports Stantec’s global commitment to improving sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint.

“Charting new frontiers in hybrid collaboration is at the top of our minds, which is why we are integrating many resources to understand the future of work and collaboration not only for ourselves, but our clients as well,” said Colleen Arria, principal and workplace design leader at Stantec.