MPA, Calnan, and Cresa Team Up
Marlborough, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., and Cresa announced that the firms jointly provided design, construction, and transaction and project management services for the U.S. headquarters of the health and home segment of Helen of Troy, a consumer products company.
MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services, Calnan provided preconstruction and construction management services, and Cresa provided transaction management and project management services for the 65,000sf interior fit-up of office and research and development laboratory space at 400 Donald Lynch Blvd. in Marlborough.
The new headquarters features an open and efficient floor plan with low-height workstations and glass-front offices that surround a core of support service spaces and collaboration areas. MPA’s design takes advantage of the building’s extensive window line to extend natural light deep into the space.
A large reception and gathering area serves as the hub of the office for employees and visitors alike. The branded reception and lounge area, with a folding glass wall to the elevators for off-hours security, welcomes visitors to the office. The reception lounge features two conference rooms that double as showrooms with product shelving and glass display cases. On the other side, a café gathering space provides vending and water filtration machines. This central gathering space features an exposed deck ceiling and polished concrete floors.
Adjacent to the reception area, MPA designed research and development and product testing laboratory space. The center features three large conference rooms with movable walls that open to accommodate 200 employees for a company meeting.