Engineering Controls for a Safer Workplace

The CDC’s Hierarchy of Controls lists the most effective to least effective solutions for protecting people from a hazard. Unsurprisingly, eliminating the hazard is the most effective solution, while PPE is the least effective. PPE should only be utilized in instances where none of the other controls are feasible. In the middle of the CDC’s […]

center island and bright white finishes invites employees to congregate in the cafe and lounge.

Project Feature – Charlesbank

Charlesbank Capital Partners sought to expand their offices to the floor below their existing space at 200 Clarendon. VC saw this as an opportunity to shift the company’s traditional space to a more transitional design with increased open and collaborative areas, contemporary materials and a community hub. The goal of the design was to bridge […]

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Guide to a Touchless Environment

Incorporating motion activated technology and reducing hand-to-surface contact, through antimicrobial films and acrylic screens, will aid in stopping the spread. Hopefully, by reducing potential exposure, employees can regain their confidence in returning to work. These options and more are offered as potential solutions for companies in our white paper “Adapting your Office in the Wake […]

Project Feature – Agero Inc.

Agero Inc. is a tech company leading the digitization of driver assistance services on a large scale, safeguarding consumers on the road through a combination of platform intelligence and human-powered solutions. With their new building in Medford, Agero Inc. knew they wanted to give up their traditional layout for a more open plan to promote […]

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VC is Growing!

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Design Thinking During a Pandemic

Like many other companies, VC left the office and began working from home in mid-March and continues to do so today. With the halting of non-essential construction on March 17th, any project in construction immediately went on hold. When so much of what VC does involves being in person working with materials, meeting with clients, […]

Pega Salem Reception Desk

Project Feature – Pega Salem

Pega is a long-time partner that challenges and grows our design practice. Having worked on the multi-phase redesign of their Cambridge location VC was excited to embark on Pega’s evolution with them. For their Salem, New Hampshire office, Pega aimed to stay true to their brand while also innovating—something the company strives for as a […]

VC is Growing!

Meet Jake Porter, a Massachusetts native from Pembroke, a town just 45 minutes south of Boston. He’s been with VC as a designer since October. Jake earned his undergraduate degree in architecture at Wentworth and has a master’s in architecture from UMass Amherst. Jake’s design process varies from project to project, but he always works […]

museum-like hallway to emphasize the company's collection of glass sculptures shaped like viruses

Project Feature – A Venture Capital Firm

Coinciding with their mission, this venture capital firm made its unique art collection, glass sculptures that replicate the structure of various virus’, the focus of the office’s design. To suit the artwork and provide a museum-like setting, the space was designed with a soft, minimal and neutral palate with light woods. The minimalism of the […]