Opting for a sleek and transitional space, the new IT office for Boston Properties’ features a predominantly open plan, with a handful of strategically placed glass privacy and meeting rooms enabling multiple ways to work and collaborate. The glass offices separate the open workspaces to define neighborhoods and teaming spaces. To create additional privacy but continue to allow light to flow throughout the space, VC looked to add distraction banding. At the suggestion of the executive team, VC investigated how to incorporate a topographical map of Boston into the banding’s graphics, which proved to be a challenge as the graphic source did not effectively translate into distraction banding. Portraying the harbor accurately would have meant a fair amount of blank space in the graphic design to illustrate the surrounding water. To rectify the inconsistencies in Boston’s shores it was determined that a stylized approach should be taken. With a central gathering area in lieu of a formal reception area, visitors feel immediately welcomed into the space. The hospitality is enhanced by the keen selection of finishes which hint toward a residential style with the two-toned cabinets, herringbone back-splash, and light-wood flooring. The design of the new IT space brings the feeling of home to a corporate interior.
Photo credits: Neil Alexander
Location: Boston, MA