GRLA Designs New Lobby, Offices for Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corp.’s new lobby / photos by Gregg Shupe

Natick, MA – Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) has completed interior renovations for Cognex Corporation, including its four-story lobby, offices, and executive suite.

Cognex sought to modernize its facility, bringing it in step with the company brand while allowing for more collaboration and efficiency, and incorporate a new sales and demonstration area to showcase products. The design team worked closely with the construction manager JM Coull, and the millwork contractor, A.P. Dailey, on the projects to achieve Cognex’s vision for the renovated spaces.

Executive boardroom

The project features an expanded executive board room, reconfigured offices and conference rooms, new huddle rooms, and a fully renovated four-story lobby with product demonstration area.

GRLA incorporated Cognex’s color palette of black, white, gray, and trademark yellow throughout, and designed a custom reception desk fabricated from translucent Corian and lit with LEDs. A feature wall of giant “pixels”, made from the same material provides a stage for showcasing company milestones. The machine-cut aesthetic is carried out further with furniture, light fixtures, and finishes.

GRLA continues to work with Cognex on additional renovation projects at the company’s headquarters.