Harvard Planning and Project Management
project size: 9,200 sf
Program: Offices for Planners, Developers, Project Managers, and Engineers
Using a thick wall design scheme, we were able to maximize use of this Jose Luis Sert building to allow a fully integrated team who were focused on developing Harvard’s Allston Properties. Large and small conference rooms filled the spaces between multiple offices, a library, a print room, and many other aspects of a developers headquarters.
Color was used to define varying office, and outline areas of gallery space for new facilities. An obstacle in the original space was a very low ceiling due to myriad mechanical systems feeding the floor above. One result was impossibly limited space for lighting. In response, we developed a system of suspended light fixtures creating a horizontal plane of light throughout the main circulation space. Similarly, this double loaded corridor fed offices on each side, but moreover, held a bank of cubicles along the center spine, therefore creating a triple loaded corridor, and ultimate efficiency to fit a developers taste.
Materials: fiber reinforced acrylic . glass . LED light . thick walls