Boston – Margulies Perruzzi (MP) announced it has completed the renovation of 31,000sf at One Beacon Street for Boston Trust Walden. The renovation project transformed the 34th floor at One Beacon Street into a light-filled space with 360-degree views of Boston.
“We decided to move when we realized our office space would no longer accommodate our growth,” said Sarah Kelly, COO and general counsel at Boston Trust Walden. “We took the opportunity to reevaluate how we use space for working and found a partner in Margulies Peruzzi. Their talented team listened to our goals and designed a beautiful, modern space that achieved these and much more. The space is transparent and welcoming and encourages people to move around and interact with one another, something we were missing before. We are thrilled with the results.”
Boston Trust Walden prioritized smaller, uniform offices; direct access to daylight for workstations; and a focus on socialization and collaboration. To achieve these goals, Margulies Perruzzi designed perimeter offices with full glass fronts to bring light into the interior of the space and created alcoves at the perimeter for workstations with access to natural light. An employee hub was created to serve as the core collaboration area. Featuring a coffee bar, pantry, and a variety of seating options including booths, high top tables, and traditional cafe seating, the employee hub is designed to encourage spontaneous collaboration and can also be used as informal meeting space. A client area is located adjacent to the reception area and employee hub and features four conference rooms of various sizes.
A unique feature of the Boston Trust Walden office is the trading area. Located in the interior of the space with direct access to an adjoining social area, it was designed to have a direct sight line for occupants to enjoy the view. Margulies Perruzzi leveraged space at the heart of the interior of the office for ADA-compliant restrooms, locker space, and a multi-purpose wellness room.
Margulies Perruzzi selected earthy natural tones mixed with brighter colors to complement the natural wood floors. The design team selected materials for the space that not only visually embodied Boston Trust Walden, but also aligned with the firm’s focus on social and environmental responsibility, ensuring products used met this high standard.
The project team also included Corderman & Company, GC; WB Engineers, MEP/FP; Officeworks, furniture; Boston Light Source, lighting; and Newmark, OPM.