Wins AGCMass Award
Waltham, MA – Hobbs Brook Management LLC celebrated the grand opening of Cimpress’s newest U.S. office in Waltham recently. This location is also the primary U.S. office for Cimpress’ well-known brand Vistaprint.
275 Wyman Street is a new, five-story, 300,000sf Class A office building owned by Hobbs Brook Management, designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects, and built by Commodore Builders. The building features a full-service cafeteria, a landscaped courtyard, a 1,025-car parking garage, and is located within a campus setting. It is targeting LEED Gold certification.
Hobbs Brook won a merit award in the biennial Build New England Awards program hosted by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCMass). Team members Commodore Builders and Margulies Perruzzi Architects, as well as subcontractors Blakeslee Steel, Gaston Electric, and Ipswich Bay Glass, were recognized for their work on the new Waltham office building.
The landscaped courtyard provides a seamless connection between the office building and the parking garage, which is extended below grade for direct access into the building from the basement level. It is designed using a unitized metal and glass curtain wall system for the building’s envelope, providing high thermal efficiency and allowing daylight to filter deep into the building’s interior.
Internal building features include impromptu meeting spaces on each floor, a game room, mothering rooms, a cutting-edge fitness center, and a library designed to accommodate silent workspace for team members outside of the collaborative environment.
Grand Opening event speakers included Cimpress President and CEO Robert Keane, Hobbs Brook Management President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Dusel, Chair of the Waltham City Council Gary Marchese, Principal of Margulies Perruzzi Architects Marc Margulies, FAIA, and President and CEO of Commodore Builders Joseph Albanese. A celebratory toast was given by Cimpress Chief Operating Officer Don Nelson. The concept of partnership evolved as the theme of the event.
“Our successful partnership with Cimpress is more than a relationship. That was truly evident right from the beginning when we conceived of this building and Cimpress was by our side in front of the city,” said Thomas Dusel, president and COO of Hobbs Brook Management. “Our relationship with the city is also a partnership. We take our stewardship of community organizations very seriously. Now, we hope this partnership extends to Cimpress, and how it will interact with the city of Waltham. We know from experience, there is a lot to be gained.”
The Waltham City Council played an essential role in this project, which spanned the last 14 months. Addressing those that will work in the new Waltham building, Waltham City Council President Gary Marchese commented: “Waltham is a wonderful city full of restaurants, culture, universities, beautiful walking paths, and incredible schools. Come out when you can to support our local businesses. We hope you partake in Waltham, and all we have to offer.”
“It’s great to be back in Waltham, where we first started in our early days,” said Robert Keane, president and CEO of Cimpress. “As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, we are now in an environmentally sustainable building, and I am proud we are seeking LEED Gold. To all of our partners and team members, we couldn’t have done any of this without you. I think this is the beginning of another incredible chapter in this company’s history.”
Refreshments were provided by the in-house catering division of Hobbs Brook Management, and event mementos provided to all Cimpress team members were designed and ordered through Vistaprint.com.