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 whole, not just in their office design. VC knew the importance of maintaining Pega’s brand identity, turning their former NH satellite office into an emblem of the next phase of the company’s evolution.
To manage this transition, VC developed several scenarios that pushed the current floorplan to show various ratios of amenity space, open/closed offices, and informal/formal meeting areas to explore efficiencies. These plans helped Pega determine their optimal floor plan, so they could then develop internal rules of operation around the new office dynamics.
What was clear to employees about the proposed plan was that the design was truly Pega, while also unique to their location; Pega Salem was inspired by the New Hampshire landscape and activities, creating playful moments for collaboration, recharging, and retreating within the workspace. By combining the company’s evolution and its employees into the design, VC delivered a space that was made for Pega, the brand, and Pega, the people.