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Dyer Brown, Others, Contribute Services to Travis Roy Foundation

| November 10, 2017

Travis Roy

Boston – After a sudden and terrible accident on the ice 22 years ago, collegiate hockey star Travis Roy found himself paralyzed and learning to live confined to a wheelchair. Since that time, he has gone on to become a motivational speaker and a pillar of the Greater Boston community.

The Travis Roy Foundation — a charity which Roy spent years building ground-up from his home, and focused on spinal cord injury research and promoting independence for individuals who have suffered these injuries — will move into a new office suite in the Prudential Center in Downtown Boston. The move is made possible by an anonymous 10-year gift, and by the contribution of pro bono design services by architecture-and-interiors leader Dyer Brown, as well as other pro bono services from Boston Properties, CBRE, and others.

New foundation offices

“We’re proud of this special opportunity to deliver our firm’s design services to creating the uplifting and highly functional spaces needed for the Travis Roy Foundation,” says Tara Martin, principal and director of client services for Dyer Brown. “Travis is an inspiring person who makes a daily difference in the lives of countless people.”

The 2,000sf space allows Roy to operate with considerable independence — reflecting the focus of the foundation’s work. Accessibility features are seamlessly integrated into the welcoming, contemporary office interior, including Roy’s desk, which can be raised and lowered with the push of a button.
Other design elements supporting accessibility include automatic door release mechanisms in the bathrooms and ADA-compliant motion-activated automatic doors at the entry.
“This office will be a game-changer,” says Roy. “Thanks to the team that built it, the foundation now has the office space and the financial ability to hire staff and expand our mission to serve more families and people affected by spinal cord injuries.
“We’re grateful for the work by Dyer Brown to help us enhance those lives,” he adds.

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