Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), announced that it has been selected to design 48,000sf square feet of new office space in Quincy.for Best Doctors, Inc., a global health company that brings together the best medical minds to help people get the right diagnosis and treatment. In addition to collaborating with Best Doctors on workplace plans in Miami, Montreal, and Toronto, this is the third time in the last three years MPA has been chosen to lead a major interior architectural design project for Best Doctors in the Boston area.
Founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors serves more than 30 million members worldwide by providing access to the best five percent of physicians in more than 450 specialty areas..Best Doctors is now expanding some of its Boston operations to the new Quincy space at 1250 Hancock St., also known as Presidents Place.
Elements of its staff, including U.S. Operations, Analytics, Training, Quality, Polling, and the Best Doctors Occupational Health Institute will take up large portions of three floors at Presidents Place. MPA has already completed drawings for two floors with a goal of providing Best Doctors’ employees with a brighter and more flexible layout that is still mindful of health care privacy regulations. Desks will be positioned in such a way to provide a more open feeling to the entire workspace, while keeping computer screens out of the view of passersby.
“The tremendous growth that Best Doctors has seen has also created the need for a customized operational space, designed with the needs of our world-class teams and members in mind. MPA is helping our staff make critical design choices with confidence and an eye toward the future,” said Best Doctors Chairman and Chief Executive David Seligman.
The number of private offices along the perimeter of the new space will be kept to a minimum, to allow daylight to filter in. MPA’s lighting designs for the project will also keep it significantly below code for reduced energy consumption, and provide ample opportunities for rebates. In addition, MPA is designing vibrant break rooms with a variety of seating, while incorporating the company’s expansive art collection into the new offices.
Other project team members include MEP service providers TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Fort Point Project Management. Boston Realty Advisors’ Adam Schneier and Transwestern’s Tony Karmin represented Best Doctors as tenant’s brokers. Jones Lang LaSalle is the exclusive leasing agent for Presidents Place owners Related Beal and Boston Andes Capital.