Boston, MA Margulies Perruzzi (MP)has completed the new headquarters for Buildium. The 38,000 s/f office, located at 3 Center Plaza in downtown, features a technology-rich workspace that promotes collaboration among Buildium’s 200+ employees (with room to add 100 more). MP provided space planning and interior design services for the fast-tracked interior design and fit-out for the property management software company.
Elaine Construction provided turnkey construction management services for the Buildium project.
“The move to a new headquarters aligns with our long-term plans for growth and expansion, and provides us with a vibrant office environment for every work function,” said Mary Dempsey, operations supervisor at Buildium. “From the start of this accelerated project, MP had our best interests in mind and enabled us to make quick decisions, with realistic outcomes, to address our space needs, technology requirements, and collaborative workstyle. MP created a new headquarters beyond our wildest dreams, and our employees were speechless on day one in the new space. We couldn’t be happier.”
With an energetic and modern vibe, the colorful, light-filled workspace enhances employee interaction and collaboration. This focus drove the design as multiple office locations were merging into one space. The open concept office design locates workstations on the perimeter and offers a variety of technology-enabled meeting rooms, huddle areas, and collaboration spaces at the core. The design balances focused workspace with collaboration areas, including a meeting room with unique stadium seating. Open ceilings maximize the daylight from the tall perimeter windows, allowing light to permeate throughout the open office.
A centrally located café, called the “back porch,” offers casual seating and an exciting atmosphere that provides an informal space for staff to work, meet, and socialize, and additionally functions as a town hall meeting space. MP carefully designed a palette that distinctly emphasizes the core as intimate meeting space, while embodying Buildium’s brand and culture through pops of brand colors, environmental graphics, and design elements that were heavily influenced by their logo and website.
Completed on an accelerated project schedule, MP performed full design, from schematic through construction documents, in just eight weeks, about half the time as a standard project of this scale.