Interiors

Meet Boston Doubles Office Space with Move to the Greenway

Meet Boston

Boston – Ebbrell Architecture + Design (EAD) announced it recently completed a project for private sector marketing and visitor services organization Meet Boston.

Located on the Greenway in Boston, Meet Boston’s new 15,500sf offices are twice the size of its former location, which representatives of EAD say allows for more variety in space function and design. From the appealing array of workspace options for each person on the team, to the furniture, finishes and lighting, Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of Meet Boston, said the new office design meets their desire to have an inviting space for the entire hospitality community.

Jen Servies, NCIDQ, interior designer at EAD, said Meet Boston’s former space lacked light, so she worked to maximize the floor to ceiling windows in the new space both for interior lighting and to highlight the cityscape beyond. “We reduced the square feet per person to gain communal assets and amenities for all and enhanced employee well-being by designing a work-free living room, adding a living wall, spacious wellness room, and convenient personal storage,” she said.

Meet Boston’s offices also double as event and entertainment space for both members and groups they are working to attract to the Boston/Cambridge metro area. The cafe includes hospitality style banquettes, an AV system, and catering kitchen suited for large events.

“To set the tone of a hospitality atmosphere we embraced a neutral palette with vibrant pops of color used in poignant areas to reinforce brand identity,” said Servies. Details include a custom wallcovering with branded easter eggs, layered visual and tactile textures for a rich experience, and a refined industrial vibe achieved by juxtaposing exposed ceilings with crisp, white glazing systems and clean-lined architectural details. Servies also noted that the highly branded welcoming area brings about an air of excitement by showcasing current campaigns and awards and highlighting a live stream of Meet Boston’s social media accounts.

Miika Ebbrell, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EAD, said the overall design of the new workspace achieved Meet Boston’s desire for an inclusive, branded, community-driven and amenity rich space to take them to the next level. “When you walk through the doors now at Meet Boston, you realize that this is something new. There is an amazing vibe that makes you say, ‘I want to be a part of this!’ It’s exciting,” she said.