Workplace

Designing for Nursing Mothers at Work

Jennifer Tedeschi, NCIDQ

SMMA has begun working with global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb to improve and expand their existing mother’s rooms.

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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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10 Stack Street introduces mixed-use office space to Hood Park

Communal by Nature

As the first mixed-use office building planned for the Hood Park Master Plan, 10 Stack Street is an ambitious, Class A structure of approximately 390,000 square feet.

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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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Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace

Sarah Sopelak, Interior Designer, NCIDQ, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

It’s a known fact that full-time employees often exceed the standardized 40 hours of work time in the office. When faced with an ever-growing nationwide workload epidemic, it becomes pertinent to prioritize employee health and wellness in the workplace.

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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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Technology Fuels Gen Z. But Can that Energy Be Sustained?

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

Just last spring, we dove into strategies to facilitate communication in our most tech-savvy generation. Now, there’s another conversation that still needs to take shape: what to do if Gen Z’s love for tech impedes their desire for work-life balance.

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Bigger, Faster, Smarter Facility

M.S. Walker was faced with a dilemma: their property was subject to an eminent domain taking for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Green Line Extension Project, and they had to find a new home for their rectification and bottling facilities as soon as possible. A family-run business...

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Interior Design for Generation Z

For Gen Z, “Enhanced Communication” Won’t Cut It

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

As the fastest-growing generation, Generation Z, loosely defined as those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, has become a hot topic in conversations surrounding workplace design. Concerns abound over their reliance on technology and the way post-9/11 culture has influenced their...

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