Cushman & Wakefield – Boston strives to be the world’s preferred real estate firm, providing creative and innovative services for commercial clients. The firm has 253 offices in 60 countries and is the largest privately held commercial real estate services firm in the world. Sustainability is key to the firm’s values, as sustainable environments reduce pressure on resources, yield operational cost savings, increase the value of assets, and contribute to healthier and more productive workplaces.
Boston, MA, USA
Area: 36,000 sq. ft.
Private Offices: 54
Visnick & Caulfield Associates
Environments at Work
Haworth’s Integrated Palette™ proved to be the ideal fit for the client and their new space. The solutions allow a consistent aesthetic across private offices, the open plan and meeting spaces, and innovative branded glass panels support the drive for daylight to permeate the space.
With a move towards a more open environment, the firm also wanted to make sure there were a variety of spaces available to support different types of work – both individual and group. The addition of different spaces from conference rooms to impromptu meeting areas has achieved this goal.
A big change came with moving away from the traditional office approach—a significant shift designed to let daylight permeate the space and make team members more accessible to one another.
As a leader in commercial real estate, Cushman & Wakefield understood the key role that space plays in their brand and culture.
Designed-in adaptability ensures that the furniture can be used and reused in a variety of configurations as various teams’ needs change, and is just one way Haworth product contributed additional points toward the office’s LEED® certification.
After more than 13 years in their existing offices, Cushman & Wakefield relocated their New England real estate team to a class-A Boston high-rise that could accommodate all employees on one floor. The new space is making a clear impact on the organization’s corporate culture of collaboration, teamwork and information sharing
To create a more open, brighter workplace, lower panels with glass stackers surround workstations. This provides the separation needed for the individual, without compromising the light and open feel.
Finding a space in Boston’s central business district with a floorplate large enough to accommodate 92 workstations and 54 private offices isn’t easy. Especially when looking to fit everyone on one floor. However, the 33-story 225 Franklin Street building, built in 1966, offered more than 36,000 square feet in which to build.
In addition, to support their vision of providing creative, innovative solutions, the firm wanted to develop a space that encouraged greater collaboration and sharing within the organization. Placing everyone on one floor was just the beginning.
When designing their office space, Cushman & Wakefield understood the key role that space plays in their brand and culture. To support their vision of providing creative and innovative solutions, the firm wanted to develop a space that encouraged greater collaboration and sharing within the organization. In 2014 they relocated their New England real estate team to a class-A Boston high-rise that could accommodate all employees on one floor.
To create a more open, brighter workplace, lower panels with glass stackers surround workstations to provide the separation needed for the individual, without compromising the light and open feel. A range of comfortable, flexible seating allows users to move around the room or adjust position as needed. Counter-height benches with stools offer a new twist on meeting areas, fostering spontaneous, casual interaction.
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