Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that it has been selected to design the new 120,000sf global headquarters for CDM Smith, a global engineering and construction firm providing integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. Desiring a more current and collaborative workspace, CDM Smith engaged MPA to design and renovate six floors at 75 State Street in Boston under a tight eight-month schedule.
Encompassing 120,000sf across the six floors, CDM Smith’s new headquarters will feature workstations in an open plan setting, glass-front offices, conference rooms, huddle spaces, a design-build center, automation lab, and a multipurpose room for training and all-staff meetings. The work areas will be built with prefabricated partitions for flexibility and easy reconfiguration, and sustainable materials will be selected to realize energy savings and efficiency and promote a healthy work environment. Many of the new private offices will be located on the interior, preserving natural light and views for those in open plan workstations.
The design will feature a variety of meeting space sizes to support collaboration. Traditional large and medium-sized conference rooms will be augmented with huddle rooms for small teamwork and focus rooms for individual work. Meeting space types will be distributed throughout all floors for improved access by all CDM Smith staff. Meeting spaces will feature audiovisual technology to enhance collaboration.
Structure Tone is the general contractor for the project, and TMP Consulting Engineers is providing MEP consulting services.