Columbia, IA , and JLC Team Up
Cambridge, MA – Columbia Construction, IA Interior Architects, and Jones Lang LaSalle have completed the build-out of Twitter’s new offices in Kendall Square, Cambridge.
Having acquired two Boston area companies (Bluefin Labs and Crashlytics) in 2013, Twitter sought to combine the two separate groups under one roof. Twitter’s new space on two floors of the 141 Portland Street office complex in Cambridge combines the companies’ workforces and provides capacity for up to 200 employees for the growing company.
The construction team built-out some 30,000sf high-tech space to be centered on an open concept floor plan with a benching system for workstations. Conference room walls and doors of glass promote transparency.
Soft seating areas, standing desks, lounge areas, and game rooms are interspersed throughout the space. A centrally located common area is used to host officewide events. A mix of spaces, ranging from cozy conference rooms to larger boardroom-type spaces, are available for meetings.
The reception area, which includes a lush garden wall, is symbolic of the growth of not only Twitter but also of the Boston region’s innovation sector boom. Custom-built millwork reception desk, wood plank ceiling, a 17-foot living wall, and a 500-gallon custom-built saltwater fish tank complete the interior fit-out.
This project was completed on a fast-track basis, with a three-month construction schedule.