An Office That Supports Company Culture and Workflow

New headquarters focuses on productive workspaces and employee amenities for job satisfaction.

By FacilitiesNet Staff  

The design of new office space must support a company's culture and workflow, represent their brand, combine budget sensitivity with sustainability, and align goals for growth, productivity, and on-the-job satisfaction. That’s exactly what Dyer Brown did for the recently completed Boston headquarters of Nimbus Therapeutics.  

After tripling the size of its staff, Nimbus Therapeutics outgrew its old offices in Cambridge and decided to move to the nearby Seaport biotech hub. The 30,000-square-foot suite previously was occupied by another biotech firm and as a result, as much of the existing layout and materials as possible were reused. Instead, expenditures were focused on public-facing areas and amenities for the 100 employees.  

The project included new finishes, flooring, and paint throughout, with an emphasis on warmth in a palette combining wood, leather, and marble with pops of brand-informed color. With their tight-knit company culture emphasizing eating lunch together, a large, comfortable café-kitchen-lounge was a priority. The designers located the café adjacent to reception to provide a window into the culture for visitors.  

Workspace mix

The workstation area is broken up visually by introducing collaboration spaces, designated by overhead formations of acoustic contour panels as abstract forms inspired by strands of DNA. 

Breaking bread together 

The prioritized kitchen area was outfitted with new banquettes, various seating types and arrangements, as well as ceiling-mounted projectors for all-hands meetings, presentations, and events.

Quiet please

The library setting accommodates quiet, heads-down tasks – especially reading – for employees of the research-oriented life sciences company.

Reuse of existing materials

About 80 percent of the walls and glass partitions, as well as much of the existing lighting, were reused, while the existing workstations were reconfigured for the new space. 

Space to collaborate 

Collaboration is important to the employees so new interview and meeting rooms were added to the facility. This repurposed large conference room also doubles as a training room. 

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