Tech Firm Completes Needham Headquarters

Dyer Brown’s design for IDG’s new 125,000sf workplace unifies the company’s three separate business units under one roof. / Photos by Andy Ryan, courtesy of Dyer Brown

Boston – National architecture and interior firm Dyer Brown has announced the completion of a new headquarters for International Data Group, Inc. (IDG), a global market intelligence and data analytics provider to the technology ecosystem.

The new 125,000sf workplace at the Needham, Mass. campus accommodates more than 500 employees and consolidates the company’s three distinct business units – IDC, IDG Communications, and primary corporate entity IDG – under one roof. Each division is housed on its own floor and custom-designed to accommodate each group’s particular activities and workflows.

Occupying three floors of the facility at 140 Kendrick St, the new workplace dedicates roughly one floor per business unit, with programming of the L-shaped plan tailored to suit the unique culture of each. Upstairs on the third floor, the corporate umbrella group IDG requires an executive board room and enclosed offices.

Uniting the workplace are common zones and public-facing amenities, starting with an entrance lobby that also serves as a pantry and break area. Some shared centralized services are located together for efficiency and coordination, such as the human resources center on the first floor. The three floors are unified through new corporate furniture standards developed by Dyer Brown, as well recurring themes such as open ceilings in common areas.

The reimagined interiors also present original environmental graphics and state-of-the-art spaces for video, broadcast, and podcast production. The company is expected to move into the new headquarters later this year.

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