Maugel Architects and J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) announced the completion of the 122,000 square foot restack of Olympus OSSA in Waltham, Massachusetts. Olympus OSSA is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative non-destructive testing instruments used in industrial and research applications. The Maugel-JC&A team had previously designed Olympus’ original interior fit-out in 2011. The 2019 project entailed a nine-phase renovation of expansion and occupied space encompassing 12 departments and over 500 employees. STV|DPM served as project OPM with MEP/FP engineering services provided by WB Engineers and Consultants.
The master plan and interior design, led by Maugel Architects, optimized efficiencies across office areas to maintain proper adjacencies to manufacturing and lab spaces and enabled the consolidation of Olympus’ Newton facility into the Waltham location. New amenity and collaboration areas were strategically located throughout the facility to foster productivity and social connection across departments.
The use of graphic wall coverings, bold textured accent walls, and dramatic mid-tone wood accents create a fresh contemporary space that reflects the branding of the industry leading firm. The creative use of LED lighting of varying styles add interest to the space. Soft flooring was used in differing patterns to delineate workspaces and enhance acoustics and aesthetics. Other spaces include 28 new conference rooms, gym and locker rooms, a film studio and demo area, and an enlarged redesigned kitchen and breakroom.
“The Olympus OSSA project illustrates the best in modern workspace design. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Olympus OSSA and J. Calnan & Associates and were honored to be selected to design the master plan and interior design for the Olympus restack,” said Heather Merwin, Olympus project interior director for Maugel Architects. “The Olympus OSSA team, led by Joe Welch and Jason Shapiro, had a clear vision and worked closely with the design team to ensure the new space would not only function well, but provide a creative work environment rich in amenity hubs and collaboration areas that fostered productivity and employee well-being.”