A multi-floor project for an established machine learning company, occupying 2 addresses in a historic Cambridge office building. The building offers sweeping views of Harvard Square.
Inspired by the Japense Enso, the entry signage is executed by accenting a lasercut stacked bamboo sign. A small seating area for visitors is backdropped by a waterfall element that doubles as a divider between the adjacent workspace.
Breakout areas and spaces intended for larger meetings were placed along the full height glass wall. Large work tables set along the wall allow employees to work with a view of the active street scene.
Subtle flooring material changes are inserted to both define workspace and circulation throughout the project. These transitions help to define a mostly open work environment, and offers small breakout areas for off-path working space. Building elements including piping and columns are highlighted with KENSHO blue.
To deal with a compact ceiling height of 8’-6”, lighting and sound absorption elements were installed against the painted concrete deck. Other building services were carefully coordinated with the engineering team to ensure the tallest possible space was available for the team. Conference room ceilings are draped with acoustic baffles and integrated linear lighting.