Shirley, MA – Maugel Architects recently completed the renovation of the corporate community room and idea center in Shirley for Bemis Associates, a firm that provides thermoplastic films for industries and applications.
Maugel’s interior design team transformed the room into a modern, creative space. The use of clean lines and high-contrasting materials, in color and texture, created a contemporary feel: High-gloss floating cabinets were selected in place of the traditional casework most commonly seen; glass was used in unconventional ways in backsplashes, texture-glass dividers, sliding and floating marker boards, and on brushed metal stand-offs; LED strip lighting and a variety of pendant lighting were employed to create a dramatic effect; and a combination of flooring materials was installed to mirror the floating ceiling soffits to create a geometry in an otherwise plain square room.
Unwanted noise from the manufacturing floor above was a major concern. To solve the issue, Maugel worked with Cavanaugh Tocci Associates and Senate Construction to design a creative combination of acoustical treatments to reduce sound and add aesthetic appeal.
To facilitate the community room’s multifunctional purpose, separate spaces were created through flooring and ceiling changes and a variety of furniture types.