Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), a Boston based architectural and interior design firm, recently announced that it has been selected to re-position and renovate the 101 Station Drive office building adjacent to University Station in Westwood, Mass. National Development engaged MPA to develop a comprehensive strategy for improvements to the three-floor, 208,000 SF office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants.
Built in 1984, 101 Station Drive required significant exterior and interior updates to renovate it as an upscale office building with urban amenities. To open the building to more natural light, MPA repositioned the front entrance forward, and redesigned the front façade with a new dynamic self-tinting glass curtainwall. Providing a more gracious entrance on approach, the front entry also features a new canopy, landscaping, and outdoor gathering places around a central fireplace. A new parking entrance provides employee access from the west side of the building. Inside, MPA connected the lobby with the outdoors via a two-story “living wall.” The new lobby also has stadium-style seating, as well as a cafe and new high-end fitness center. The renovations are designed to accommodate single or multi-tenant occupancy.
Located near the Route 128 Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail train station at the junction of Routes 95 and 128, University Station and the renovation of 101 Station Drive will transform the area into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of residential, retail, restaurant, hotel, and state-of-the-art office space.