GoDaddy Goes Cambridge

GoDaddy Northeast Headquarters
Cambridge, Massachusetts

When GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name and web-hosting provider, sought out a location for their new Northeast headquarters, they chose One Main Street in Cambridge, MA. This location seated the headquarters right in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge’s bustling technology district. 

The client wanted their new space to be attractive to incoming talent and current employees. This space came complete with stunning panoramic views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline. The design directive was simple: make the views accessible to everyone and create an open office environment without private offices.. 

Humanizing the Modern Office

IRather than planning for private offices, the design incorporates a half dozen huddle rooms and two larger gathering spaces, the largest of which is called “The Forum.” The open-plan space  accommodates 50 employees in benched workstations with low, frosted glass partitions. Throughout the space, there is high-top seating intended to serve as an additional seating area and inspire employee engagement and casual conversation.

Open ceilings expose ductwork and beams, but also have wooden slats at key points, aiding in spatial definition. Birch wall coverings add a touch of New England to the aesthetic when met with the company’s bold color palette of green, orange, and yellow.

Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Space

The space is designed to make connecting devices easy, so that employees can do their work from a variety of spaces within the office. The strategically located café is the favored spot for collaborating, and includes a ping-pong table and other amenities to foster a sense of collegiality and fun among the hard-working developers and sales staff