Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that the firm has been selected to provide space planning and interior design services for national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) new complementary locations in Waltham and Boston.
SGH will move from its current headquarters at 41 Seyon Street to 110,000sf at 20 CityPoint in Waltham and 14,000sf in Boston’s Prudential Tower. The two new locations will embrace a high-performance and sustainable workplace strategy, with open and efficient floor plans promoting collaborative, team-based work.
Workplace strategy is a key component of MPA’s open and modern designs, which maximize collaboration, natural light, and operational flexibility. Both spaces will have multiple and varied office resources for employees to work both independently and in teams, such as individual work stations, focused/quiet work areas, unstructured space, and collaborative work spaces with different technology resources.
SGH’s headquarters at 20 CityPoint incorporates a gallery on the first floor where clients and visitors can observe and interact with ongoing activities in the company’s physical and materials testing, laboratory, and experimentation areas.
MPA successfully assisted with an accelerated design process for the Prudential space for an August 2018 occupancy. Concurrent with the Prudential design, MPA advanced the planning and design for the CityPoint space so that SGH and Boston Properties could incorporate the tenant improvements into the ongoing construction of the new building. The CityPoint location is expected to be complete in August 2019. Boston Properties is the landlord for both locations.
In addition to MPA and SGH, the project team includes developer Boston Properties, construction manager Commodore Builders, and MEP engineer AHA Consulting Engineers.
“MPA’s commitment to exceptional design and thoughtful workplace strategy is a winning combination that will help us realize our vision for both locations,” said Charles Russo, chief executive officer of SGH.