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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…

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…