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J. Calnan, Perkins+Will, CBRE, and RDK Celebrate Grand Opening of Schneider Electric

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Schneider’s Network Competency Center

Quincy, Mass – Governor Deval Patrick, among other dignitaries, recently joined executives from J. Calnan & Associates, Perkins+Will, CBRE, and RDK Engineers to celebrate the grand opening of Schneider Electric’s Boston One Campus. Located at 800 Federal Street in Andover, the campus will also serve as the new North America headquarters and will be home to 850 employees across multiple business units.

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Collaboration area with water feature and monumental stairway

To create this new state-of-the-art headquarters facility, Schneider Electric and CBRE engaged J. Calnan & Associates, construction managers; Perkins+Will, architects; and RDK Engineers. The scope included renovating the existing 150,000sf as well as adding a three-story addition which created an additional 77,000sf of space to house Schneider’s laboratory and office spaces.

There also was a significant tenant improvement package totaling 235,943sf to both the existing building and the new addition that included a combination of open office, closed executive offices, conference rooms, and dry labs. The sizable project required 800 pieces of steel weighing over 315 tons! Some of the first-floor amenities include a large conferencing and training center, full service cafeteria, cutting-edge fitness center, and a hospitality lounge.



Hallway leading to the Discovery Center that showcases the Schneider story

Some of the highlights include Schneider’s Discovery Center, which allows visitors to learn about their history as well as test their solutions through simulated demonstrations using 65-inch interactive panels. Boston One is also equipped with 53,000sf of StruxureLabs, labs where Schneider Electric engineers test and validate products that go into real-world customer deployments. Additionally, the LEED Silver-certified project included a chilled beam mechanical system.

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Schneider Electric’s Boston One Campus

“I am excited to welcome Schneider Electric’s new R&D Center and North American headquarters to Massachusetts,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We are committed to making Massachusetts the global hub of technology innovation, and companies like Schneider Electric are important to helping the Commonwealth continue its competitive edge.”

Stephen Robak, executive vice president and partner of J. Calnan & Associates, adds, “We are so proud to see the incredible transformation here. It’s come a long way from the original site, which only consisted of a 150,000sf building.”