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 An outdated…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…

Margulies Peruzzi Architects Completes New Boston Office for Avalonbay Communities

AVALONBAY IS A PUBLICLY TRADED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST FOCUSED ON HIGH-QUALITY APARTMENT COMMUNITIES September 8, 2017 Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced the completion of a new office in Boston for AvalonBay Communities Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on high-quality apartment communities. MPA provided space planning and interior design services for AvalonBay’s…

How Much Space Do We Really Need?

WORKPLACE STRATEGY FOCUSES ON IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE MODERN WORKPLACE August 30, 2016 By Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP Workplace strategy focuses on marrying three important aspects of the modern workplace: 1) applying better space utilization metrics; 2) optimizing real estate costs; and 3) updating an office space to meet current trends in design…

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Professional Profile: Dianne Dunnell 2017

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: DIANNE DUNNELL 2017 July 21, 2017 Name Dianne Dunnell Title Interior Design Director and Associate Partner Company Margulies Perruzzi Architects Location 308 Congress St., Boston, MA Birthplace California Family husband David Bois and children, Jason and Julia College Endicott College First job unrelated to your current field Clerk at CVS First job in…

On the Right Track: New Home for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

FIVE-STORY BUILDING WILL CREATE 40 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING July 14, 2017 by Catherine Carlock This fall, the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership — a nonprofit and the state’s largest regional provider of rental-housing voucher assistance — will get a new home of its own: a vacant two-acre parcel formerly owned by the MBTA, across from…