Reconstructing the High-Performance Workspace

The same multinational investment and financial company that aggrandized a beautiful client-facing office by the Boston Harbor also needed to house the operations and fintech side of its business within a high-performance workspace. This particular environment required more privacy from the public...

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Setting a New Workplace Standard

While still retaining its corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Savings Bank decided to merge three back-office operations sites into a new 76,000 sf office building at 81 Wyman Street in Waltham, MA. Together with SMMA’s full services, CSB sought to not only optimize its growing...

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Challenge Accepted: Activating Large Forum Spaces

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, an organization leading the translation of RNA interference into rare medical treatments, engaged SMMA in 2017 for a Kendall Square campus Master Plan. Together with lab architect TRIA, SMMA provided a 5-year plan to accommodate the company’s growth from its current...

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On Creating Inclusive Environments: You Are Here

Genevieve Messina, Interior Designer

I strive to bring emphasis to our consumer habits and retail institutions which have seen little to no change in incorporating inclusivity to the overall LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

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Adorning the Boston Harborside

When a large multinational investment and financial company faced continuous expansion in the Boston area, it sparked a need for a change in strategy. One major multifaceted question rose to the forefront regarding their five existing Boston-based offices: How could the organization consolidate to...

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From Chaos to Clarity

Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to transforming cancer care. The company has a full suite of comprehensive genomic profiling assays to identify the molecular alterations in a patient's cancer and match them with relevant treatment approaches based on these insights...

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Brick by Brick: Preserving the Diaspora

Cultural preservation has a unique meaning for a nation whose people are scattered across the globe. For the Armenian Diaspora, their rich, 3,000-year-old history is both a foundation for cultural unity and a gateway for cultural evolution. Over the past six decades, the National Association for...

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Designing to Corporate Standards

Jonathan Merin, AIA, LEED AP

Corporate standards for office interior design are critical to any organization’s ability to normalize and set consistent expectations for real estate development. They also provide HR benefits, because they ensure that employees receive consistent work spaces without prejudice. Standards help...

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It Begins With an Idea

Design Competition

It begins with an idea―a burst of inspiration. As that idea grows, it reacts, ignites, and collides with others, resulting in a web of constantly evolving permutations. From this increasingly complex layering of shapes, new and dynamic patterns emerge, resulting in a network of intertwining...

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