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The Power of the Interconnecting Stair

Also called “monumental stair”, “grand stair”, or “integrated stair”, interconnecting stairs span multiple levels within one grand space (in this case, an office suite). The increase in popularity of monumental stairs can be attributed to focal points of modern design : wellness and collaboration. A large interconnecting stair is more than a means of moving […]

Designing Responsibly

In the fast-paced world of corporate interiors, many diverse goals must align to produce a successful and purposeful project. The triple bottom line – a focus on the social and environmental, alongside the economic – is often important to many of our clients. Designing responsibly, with a keen eye toward budget, people, and the planet, […]

Project Feature – Atlas Venture

In 2014, Visnick & Caulfield began the process of helping Atlas Venture relocate to their current office in Cambridge. Four years later, the direct investment company decided it was time for a refresh and brought VCA back to help update their space. One of the main priorities of this project was to create a modern […]

Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is defined as any unwanted or bothersome sound. In the workplace, this can range from ringing phones, typing and mouse clicking, to noisy HVAC and office equipment. However, research has shown that the most invasive form of noise pollution on today’s office worker is other employees voices and the conversations going on around […]

Integrated Design Process

What goes into architecture and design projects? If you’ve been through one, you might have an idea – first we start by talking about client wants and needs, then we present concepts, and we work our way down to the final details. But what goes on behind the scenes? When we refer to the design […]

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 […]

Decision Fatigue in the Workplace

Decision fatigue, what is it and how does it impact you during the workday? The term decision fatigue, coined by Dr. Roy F. Baumeister, refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after prolonged mental activity.   The result of continued decision making throughout the day can lead individuals to make poor […]

Project Feature – Private Venture Capital Firm

Visnick & Caulfield designed the offices of a life science investment firm that wanted to make its unique art collection of glass sculpture the design focus. The space features a soft, minimal, and neutral palate to suit the artwork and provide a museum-like setting. The layout was designed with innovation in mind and creates spontaneous […]

Designer Feature – Sarah Jane Visnick

Meet Sarah Jane Visnick, a young designer with a passion for all things architecture and design. Sarah began her time at Visnick and Caulfield during the winter of 2016 for her first design internship. After completing three additional internships with other firms, Sarah made her way back to VCA in 2019 and has been a […]

Adaptive Reuse in Interior Office Spaces

While new buildings are continually cropping up for our clients to move into, we at VCA are also a team of designers who love to embrace an adaptive reuse project. The term “adaptive reuse” is the procedure of taking a building that was previously built for one purpose and redesigning and renovating it for a […]