Project of the Month: J. Calnan & Associates joins Workhuman
to celebrate completion of 100,000 s/f headquarters

June 21, 2024 - Construction Design & Engineering

Framingham, MA Workhuman, the company revolutionizing the way employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate each other in the workplace, recently marked a milestone in workplace innovation as they celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art North American headquarters. This event signifies a major investment in redefining the future of work and enhancing the employee experience.

Representatives from J. Calnan & Associates joined Workhuman, city officials, and members of the extended project team – including VCA, Cumming Group, Red Thread, Plantwerks, Vanderweil, and Newmark – to officially welcome Workhuman employees – or, as Workhuman would say, humans – into their new home.

The grand opening featured inspiring speeches, live music, project tours, and interactive stations, highlighting the purpose and design of each space.



Occupying a previously dormant building, the new 100,000 s/f Workhuman office symbolizes revitalization, reflecting the company’s dedication to fostering connection, community, and culture in the workplace. The space is meticulously designed to integrate cutting-edge technology, wellbeing initiatives, and collaboration opportunities.

Key features of the Workhuman headquarters include:

Wellbeing at the Forefront: The headquarters offers dedicated spaces for personal rejuvenation, mindfulness classes, and over 500 live and life-like biophilic elements, including the Gratitude Tree, a two-story centerpiece illuminated by circadian lighting.

Collaboration Redefined: Designed to support diverse working styles, the workspace features innovative tools and flexible layouts to enhance collaboration and creativity, accommodating both quiet focus zones and dynamic team environments.

Innovation Hub: Equipped with state-of-the-art training rooms, sound masking, and music, the headquarters fosters innovation and professional development.

Inclusivity and Sustainability: Workhuman’s commitment to accessibility and sustainability is evident throughout the space, featuring all-gender restrooms, accessible doors, and recycling programs. Over 70% of all furniture, lighting, and fixtures are made from recycled materials.

Artistic Expression: A unique blend of AI-generated and human-curated art enriches the workspace, fostering creativity and inspiration among employees.

“This new office space has been uniquely designed to align with who we are as an organization and what our humans need to thrive in their life and in their work,” said Jess Klay of Workhuman. “At Workhuman, we believe that the physical workspace plays a crucial role in shaping employee experience and driving innovation. Our new North American headquarters embodies our vision for the future of work, combining wellbeing, technology, and sustainability to foster an environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish.”

Jim Cahill, president at J. Calnan & Associates said, “We are proud to have built this visionary headquarters alongside Workhuman and our exceptional project team. This project showcases our collective strength and Workhuman’s commitment to success, transforming a dormant building into a beacon of innovation, connection, and wellbeing.”

The project team includes: 

  • J. Calnan & Associates - Construction Manager
  • Visnick & Caulfield - Architect
  • Cumming Group - Owner’s Rep
  • W.T. Kenney Co. - Painting
  • Rivers Electrical - Electrical


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