Submitted by Visnick & Caulfield
At Visnick & Caulfield, we’re excited for the arrival of 2020 and with it, our 30th anniversary as a company. It’s hard not to reflect on our past when a major milestone is upon us. Visnick & Caulfield was incorporated in July of 1990 by Burt Visnick and Bob Caulfield. Since the beginning, we set out with a mission to partner with our clients to evolve their companies through efficient and inspiring design. It is because of our ability to engage clients and focus on their business goals that Visnick & Caulfield grew to more than 20 designers who have designed over 30 million sq. feet across the world.
Over the years we’ve been fortunate to work with a number of amazing clients – 2020 is no different. We start the year off with a redesign of AtlasVenture’s offices, who has been our client for over a decade. We’re excited to move them to their third location since 2010. Our relationship with Boston Properties continues to flourish as we wrap up our first flex space with their team. New partnerships with Piedmont Office Realty Trust and Pembroke are forming as we focus on their respective buildings in Burlington, Mass. and the Seaport District.
In July, we complete a full interior build-out and office relocation for AlphaSimplex. In the upcoming year, our work with a long-standing client expands our national portfolio to include Atlanta, Minneapolis and Duluth, among others. We’re particularly excited to begin programming with an investment management firm for their new offices of more than 350,000sf. We love the diversity of our clients and their needs because they allow us to play to the strengths of our designers and put our client-focused mission into practice.
With every new project we see common themes emerging: where once it was the fancy of tech companies looking to work differently, now we see companies from the legal and financial sectors shifting towards efficient, flexible and innovative workspaces. Options for different work styles are growing with the increasing number of quiet rooms, focus spaces, and small teaming areas amongst open-plan offices. In the move to incorporate flexibility, café spaces are taking on a dual purpose as assembly space for all-in-meetings and social gatherings.
We build upon our clients’ requests by doing the research. As part of the ONE Global consortium of design firms, we will attend conferences focusing on workplace strategy and global trends in design and planning. Through our affiliation with ONE Global we have partnered with interior design firms in India, London, Seattle, Washington D.C. and New York to provide our clients and theirs the best possible design practice.
As we look forward to a new year and new decade, we continue to strive to provide guidance to our clients and partners to create environments and experiences that inspire their people and grow their companies.