MPA Awarded for Zipcar HQ Design

MPA_Zipcar Lobby

Zipcar lobby – Warren Patterson Photography

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced  that its design for the new global headquarters of Zipcar Inc. was honored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter. The project received an Interior Design Award in the Best Office Category (30,000-80,000 SF) and the People’s Choice Award. The IIDA New England 7th Annual Interior Awards program celebrates outstanding interior design and honors excellence in teamwork.

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, moved its hub from Cambridge to 46,000sf at 35 Thomson Place in Boston’s thriving Innovation District. The new office employs a high performance workspace strategy that offers an open and productive floor plan for collaborative work, while embracing sustainability for a healthy working environment.

Having outgrown its previous space, Zipcar sought an efficient and organized office environment that would foster a greater sense of community within its new headquarters. Prior to the start of the design work, MPA conducted several test fits to compare efficiencies of potential locations. Zipcar ultimately decided to occupy all six floors of 35 Thomson Place, allowing the company to create an entire “Zipcar Building,” including space for Zipcar vehicles in reserved on-street parking spots in front of the entrance

The Zipcar project team included Wise Construction and WB Engineers + Consultants.