Visnick & Caulfield was built on a foundation of trust and friendship. Bob Caulfield and Burt Visnick’s partnership began in 1980. Bob worked at a local architecture firm where Burt had just started as an intern. Their proximity to one another grew into a friendship; a friendship that was forged over Friday lunches with the […]
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The first impression of an office space is the reception area. It is a space that not only welcomes guests and employees but also sets the tone for the intended user experience. The reception desk acts as the first point of engagement and is where our design story begins and ends. Custom-designed reception desks can […]
VC: Boston-based Design Firm with an International Footprint For 30 years, Visnick & Caulfield (VC) has been rooted in Back Bay. Because of our ties to the city, the majority of our projects are in and around Boston and Cambridge. These projects are clustered in Back Bay, Downtown/Financial District, Seaport, and Kendall Square/Innovation District. Our […]
A relative newcomer to the firm, Kayla O’Rourke joins VC with over five years of design experience. Kayla was born and raised in Boston and received her BS in Interior Design from Endicott College. With such a long relationship with one city it’s no surprise that location serves as inspiration and a source of “fun” […]
Rituals have the ability to reduce anxiety in the people who use them. Whether it is how we psych ourselves up for a big pitch or attend a networking event, rituals help to calm nerves in uncertain situations, set a tone for a day or moment, and strengthen bonds between team members. But rituals require […]
As we are experiencing the beginning steps of returning to the workplace, many are wondering what the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are on the spaces in which we spend so much of our waking time: the office. It is clear that a focus on building occupants’ health and well-being will outlast today’s virus. […]
When Doble decided to move their headquarters, they saw the benefits of leaving the city of Boston. They settled on a single tenant, one story building in Marlborough, MA that boasts a high-bay addition with space for high-voltage testing and warehouse storage. VC designed the office, warehouse and lab spaces, but found synergy through color. […]
For decades, sustainability has been a key element of architectural design; since COVID-19 appeared, discussions around antimicrobial materials have surpassed sustainable products in popularity. But are they really the solution? Understanding the lifespan of coronavirus on surfaces may not improve the way we design healthy work environments. However, it could guide us towards protocols that […]
Grace Santos started with VC in February of 2020 as a designer. A native of Honduras, Grace moved to Massachusetts in 2010 to study for her Associates Degree in Art & Design from Mount Wachusett Community College, after which she transferred to Wentworth Institute of Technology for her bachelor’s degree. The big move was spurred […]
People throughout modern history have studied how the body relates to the built environment. From da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (c 1490) to Neufert’s Architects’ Data (1936) the desire to use geometric shapes to describe the human form and the space around it is evident. The human body and its relation to space create spatial standards, […]