Timberline Completes PUMA’s North American HQ

PUMA's new North America HQ / Photos by Greg M. Cooper, PUMA

Somerville, MA – Timberline Construction Corporation announced the completion of the new PUMA North American headquarters located at Assembly Row in Somerville. This location was chosen to combine PUMA’s two offices, one in Westford and one in Downtown Boston, to accommodate approximately 450 of its employees.

This new 150,000sf facility features a collaborative, flexible work environment. The site includes state-of-the-art modern amenities designed to attract talent including on-site dining, a professional-level fitness center, an on-location children’s room for visiting children, and access to a 19,000sf roof deck and 2,300sf roof balcony.

The project was started in November 2020. Due to the pandemic, Timberline was forced to adapt and modify the sequencing of the work, resulting from supply chain constraints, while incorporating onsite healthcare measures and social distancing limitations. The team completed the project in time for the originally targeted move-in date of September 2021.

“The Timberline team was instrumental in completing our new headquarters during a challenging year,” said Bob Philion, president of PUMA North America. “Their ability to adapt and think outside the box to creatively problem solve played a critical role in the success of the project. We couldn’t be happier with our new home in Somerville.”

The overall project partners included the owner’s project management team at Cushman & Wakefield, the architecture and design team at Gensler, engineering partners at NV5, property owner Federal Realty Investment Trust, and a team of subcontractors.

“Owners play a critical role in the success of every project. But during a global pandemic, timely decision-making makes or breaks a schedule. The PUMA team responded and drove to completion every critical facet of what our team needed to get the job done. We couldn’t be prouder to work with such a world-class, responsive company and have this positive experience during such a challenging period,” said Steven Kelly, Timberline Construction’s CEO.

“Working with clients like PUMA is what makes our job enjoyable. They were true partners in our shared goal of building them a best-in-class headquarters facility,” added Kelly.