This Week in Tech: Apple Unveils AR Art Experiences

08-02-19 By KATHARINE KEANE Plus, the solar road pilot program in France has failed, research on the economic viability of energy storage for solar and wind power, and more design-tech news from this week.   Boston-, Houston-, and Phoenix-based architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch has awarded Rice University assistant professor of architecture Jesús Vassallo the Shepley…

Gilbane Tapped to Build 500K SF Waltham Spec Project

August 6, 2019 The largest class A office building along Route 128 will go up at the hands of Gilbane Building Co. workers. Developer Hobbs Brook Management announced the selection Tuesday morning. Gilbane will provide preconstruction and construction management services for the 500,000-square foot speculative building at 225 Wyman St. in Waltham’s Hobbs Brook Office Park.…

NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRESENT A SEISMIC/SHIFT IN WORKPLACE DESIGN

Disruptive Technologies “Smooth” Facility Management for PTC’s New Global Headquarters By Marc Margulies and John Civello   New technologies are disrupting traditional ways of working and standard concepts of workplace design and facility management. These so-called “disruptive technologies” for real estate and facility management functions offer opportunities to fundamentally change the workplace paradigm in three…

Some Boston Suburbs Are On An Office Winning Streak. It Just Took Major Investment To Keep Tenants Happy

July 9, 2019 Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston  Select suburban submarkets are benefiting from the Greater Boston building boom. But developers and landlords still need to provide elements of the urban core to woo tenants away from the subway and onto the highway. The Boston office narrative in recent years has been that every company wanted…

Technology showcase: PTC’s new digs combine lively workspaces with exhibits for its products and platforms

Gold Award: PTC began its fitout even as 121 Seaport was still under construction.   BUILDING TEAM AWARDS | JUNE 10, 2019 | JOHN CAULFIELD, SENIOR EDITOR   For its new headquarters, PTC, a market leader in Internet of Things and augmented reality systems, took an 18½-year lease on the top nine floors of the…