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Strategies For Reopening During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare facilities should rethink technology usage, entrance/exit layouts, and waiting room strategies as they start bringing back elective and non-critical care. By John Fowler Across the country, we are seeing numerous changes at healthcare facilities as they reopen for elective and non-critical care while still addressing potential surge capacity issues related to COVID-19. One of…

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Lessons Learned from Healthcare Design for the Post-COVID Workplace

  By Jason Costello and Janet Morra, Margulies Perruzzi Entering the office post-quarantine will be like entering the hospital – workers will be admitted only after they are determined to be fever and symptom free. Once inside, they will avoid contamination, touching as few surfaces as possible, staying six feet apart from others, and making…

Lines for the elevator. One-way corridors. Zooming with colleagues in the next pod over. Office life is going to be strange

  By Tim Logan Globe Staff If you think working from home these last two months has been strange and unsettling, wait until you head back into the office. Temperature checks. Long lines to get on the elevator. Desks cleared of personal items. One-way corridors and closed meeting rooms. And lunch? Let’s not even go…

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Office Tenants Sound Off on Post- Pandemic Changes

By Steve Adams, Banker & Tradesman Staff Apr 24, 2020 Office tenants are eager to resume collaborative work styles in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic but expect companies to provide sufficient social distancing and sanitizing measures, according to a new survey by Boston-based architects Margulies Perruzzi. “They missed collaborating in person and being around…

Not Just Another Day at the Office : Can Social Distancing and Office Space Co-Exist?

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Apr 19, 2020 Architects and property managers are studying once-unthinkable changes to office environments as corporate America envisions a gradual return to work in the COVID-19 era. Recent trends toward bench seating, unassigned desks and playful amenity spaces could be swept away by public health recommendations…

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…

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…