SGA, a national, multi-disciplinary firm whose work spans architecture, interior design and master planning for life sciences, academic, mixed-use and commercial clients, today announced that it has completed a new 22,000-square-foot innovative hybrid workspace for Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Invent, one of the world’s leading product development and technology consultancy firms.
Located on the 12th floor of Two Drydock in Boston’s Seaport District, the newly designed space provides a modern workspace for its employees and reflects the company’s philosophy, work style, branding, culture, and the global scope of their work.
Oli Qirko, President of North America at Cambridge Consultants, noted that the new office is a very important investment in the future of the company.
“Two Drydock is a space worth coming to, a place for bright minds to innovate together, and for careers to grow. This new state-of-the-art workspace will provide a US base for our world-class technologists to expand the boundaries of innovation. At Two Drydock, our extraordinary team can collaborate with clients and partners to deliver substantial and lasting impact for some of the most ambitious organizations in the world.”
Adrienne Erdman, Principal Human Factors Engineer at Cambridge Consultants, also said that SGA completed the project in record time. “What I value most is the collaboration with our team that SGA embraced, allowing our employees to help guide the design and ultimately enabling our new office space to feel like a true representation of Cambridge Consultants.”
“This is a one-of-a-kind hybrid office space where visitors and employees alike can experience Cambridge Consultants’ core values as they walk through the space, experiencing the firm’s culture, and celebrating their projects and achievements,” said Gable Clarke, LEED® AP, NCIDQ, President of Interior Design and Partner at SGA. “This design is undoubtedly a result of the great collaboration between SGA and the Cambridge Consultants team, enhanced by experiential design by Ember Creative. Cambridge Consultants wanted the space to reflect their devotion to their brand, employees and the aspirations of their technology-based clients through every aspect of the design.
“Their refreshed visual identity was our basis for the project, two overlapping C’s. The outer C represents the competence in the company, their expertise and history. The inner C represents the innovation, the employees, and the threads that connect them,” said Corie Smith, IIDA, NCIDQ, Senior Interior Designer at SGA. “We took this floor plan and visualized the core and shell as the ‘outer C’, the expertise, and the dynamic interior architecture and finishes as the ‘inner C’, where the excitement and innovation happen.”
“The layout concept stemmed from the angles of the ‘inner C’. By angling the walls we were able to create more open spaces and give the opportunity for more natural light. In addition, we made sure to include features such as the placement of windows at the end of every corridor to help the space feel open,” added Ms. Smith.
“For the lighting plan, we brought that same concept of the angles and threads to the ceiling. We wanted to have more general lighting over the open office, so we used a series of pendants to create an angular pattern”. SGA salvaged accent pendants from Cambridge Consultants’ existing space and salvaged wood doors were also used in the project. “It not only helped save time, but it’s also the more sustainable option if you’re given the opportunity,” said Ms. Smith.
“For the finishes, we incorporated their bright secondary brand colors as Cambridge Consultants really wanted to stay true to their brand. We also took the opportunity to include the angles in our flooring selections, wall coverings, and upholstery,” said Ms. Smith.