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,…

Workplace Design: Space Standards Are Critical Focus Areas

Principal Dan Perruzzi of Boston-based Margulies Perruzzi Architects shared his view on sustainable office design in an interview with CPE. The company has roughly three decades of experience in designing energy-efficient working spaces by Beata Lorincz   Sustainability and green design have been trending real estate topics in the last two decades, especially when it…

Boston Scientific Reinvents Quincy Distribution Center

ADDS OPEN OFFICE SPACE AT MASSIVE QUINCY WAREHOUSE October 29, 2017 By Marc Margulies and Alvaro J. Ribeiro Renovating and re-purposing a building can involve several factors: preserving existing features, updating building infrastructure and energizing spaces for their new use. Warehouses offer their own challenges, especially “legacy” buildings that have long become obsolete. An outdated…

Today’s Workplace are Transforming – How Law Firms Will Operate in the Future

AS WORKPLACE EVOLVES, LAW FIRMS CHANGE RAPIDLY October 29, 2017 By Dan Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP As the workplace continues to evolve, law firms are also changing rapidly in response to internal pressures and external market forces. Technology, generational change, and new business pressures are just a few of the demands that are creating new…