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…

PTC headquarters follows open-plan digital workplace strategy

Moving from suburb to booming Boston Seaport District required a huge HR change management effort and interior design that ensures the right ratio of collaborative and private space. David Essex, executive editor     PTC’s entire image is built around practical applications of bleeding-edge technology. The maker of computer-aided design software and related tools for…

Office Envy: A Map to Navigate the Massive HQ of PTC in the Seaport

In a seven-story office, “Where are you?” is a frequent question By Lucia Maffei – February 19, 2019     Things didn’t look like this in Needham, for sure. After 18 years in the greater Boston area, industrial software maker PTC – one of the biggest software companies in Massachusetts, with more than $1 billion in revenue and…

PTC Yolks Its Fortunes to Seaport’s ‘Egg’ Building

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Feb 1, 2019   Skanska took a chance with a nontraditional design for its speculative 121 Seaport office tower, developing an oval-shaped building that stands out from most of the South Boston waterfront’s boxy architecture. The unorthodox approach was a selling point for PTC, a Needham-based…

Boston Scientific’s Global Customer Fulfillment Center

By: Paul Donhauser, CEM, CPMM, Boston Scientific, and Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects   Fall 2018 A global facilities master plan informs the company’s real estate decisions.   CORPORATE REAL ESTATE planning is both a science and an art, an endeavor made more complicated by a large organization’s size and scope. Boston Scientific Corp., a…

Building Internet of Things Adds Ample Opportunity for Office Upgrades

Technology allows for an unprecedented level of synergy between various building systems, offering efficiencies and new capabilities An opportunity to increase productivity through collaboration lies in the ability to schedule gathering spaces appropriate to the size and needs of the team and then use the data to fine-tune facility efficiency. Boston-based technology firm Salsify uses…

How to Right-Size Your Office Space

By Amy Braun and Barry Dube Commercial Office Facilities Spaces that are the right size can increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction, and attract and retain talent. Office spaces are changing. As market demands and shifting work styles drive companies to re-think the traditional office, facility managers are helping their firms discover many benefits beyond trimming…

Using Lean 3P Planning to Implement Operational Change in Healthcare Settings

by Jason Costello and John Fowler Just as healthcare delivery is evolving through new patient-provider approaches and transformative technology, so is the design of healthcare facilities rapidly advancing by the use of Lean process improvement methods. Lean in healthcare has focused on continuous, incremental improvement of existing processes that were primarily concerned with the operational aspects…

Fresh Look for Suburban Boston Office Asset

A team led by Margulies Perruzzi Architects transformed National Development’s 100,000-square-foot property into a modernly amenitized building with new elements and a completely different design. by Corina Stef Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has finished renovating 100 Crossing Blvd., a 100,000-square-foot office building in Framingham, Mass. The owner, National Development, selected Cranshaw Construction to handle construction,…