Project of the Month: Integrated Builders completes 60,000 s/f office expansion for MACOM Technology Solutions

November 02, 2018 - Front Section

Lowell, MA MACOM Technology Solutions is now a three-building campus after Integrated Builders finished a 60,000 s/f office expansion in addition to the existing design and operational center. The construction management team included project executive John Concannon, project manager Tom Childs, assistant project manager Barbara Frazier, and project superintendent Jim Leiter who carried out services on behalf of owner Calare Properties. Spagnolo Gisness & Associates (SGA) is responsible for the architectural design of the campus while civil engineer R.J. O’Connell, MEP engineer WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff, and structural engineer McNamara Salvia also collaborated on the project. 

MACOM Technology Solutions is ranked in the Top 10 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies in Massachusetts according to the Boston Business Journal (2016). The organization delivers leading edge semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless, and satellite networks. MACOM has over 1,400 employees throughout North America and it is headquartered in Lowell at 100 Chelmsford St.

Integrated Builders was strategic in its project delivery in order to minimize disruption to normal operations while the building remained occupied over the 16-month schedule. The headquarters was expanded with a structural steel frame. Integrated added terracotta panels and glass curtain walls on the exterior, and installed aluminum panels to the existing building to achieve a modern appearance. The expansion was connected to the main office with a two-floor glass encompassed corridor. The new interior features individual offices, conference rooms, and collaborative work stations. Integrated built-out a full commercial kitchen with cooking hoods and cold storage as well as a dining room. There was a new entrance and reception area created to enhance first impressions. The headquarters also received new landscaping and hardscaping, and an outdoor patio with wall seating and a barbecue center. In addition, there were 395 new parking spaces created including charging stations for electric vehicles, and an aluminum picket fence was installed around the perimeter. 

MACOM Technology Solutions’ is situated near Rte. 495 which makes it a convenient location for commuters in the North Shore region. It is also near UMass.-Lowell, several other corporate offices, retail stores, and restaurants. 

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