The Maugel Architects, Integrated Builders and Equity Industrial Partners team were featured in High-Profile Monthly for the 200,000 SF corporate headquarters renovation for Enterasys Secure Networks. View the center spread and article here. A reprint to the article is found below.
Equity Industrial Partners selected the Maugel Architects and Integrated Builders team to renovate nearly 200,000 SF of space in the 9 Northeastern Boulevard facility for the new corporate headquarters of Enterasys Secure Networks. Enterasys, a world renowned leader in secure network technologies, consolidated their operations, supported by over 500 employees, at 9 Northeastern Boulevard on December 8, 2012. The Enterasys Secure Networks project is the fourth new tenant that the team has provided new design and construction services to for Equity Industrial Partners at the 660,000 s/f facility.
The design work was produced by the Harvard, MA office of Maugel Architects and included space requirements programming and design of 140,000 SF of office space and over 30,000 SF of laboratory space. The design challenge for Maugel was a familiar one—to transform the aesthetics of the facility to attract vibrant, growing corporate clients. Maugel responded by designing creative, cost-effective solutions to transform and contemporize the 1970’s structure. Maugel designed new building entries, glazing systems, exterior finishes and landscaping to transition the aesthetic from industrial use to a corporate campus environment. Maugel provided a variety of volumes and ceiling treatments to transform the interior character of the spaces which feature floor-to-ceiling glass around the perimeter and numerous skylights. Maugel took full advantage of the facility’s 22-foot-high ceilings by featuring ceiling clouds hung at a variety of heights. Some of these clouds were hung as high as 18’ and some were left out entirely—dramatically exposing the full height and structure of the voluminous space.
The team placed a priority on proactive coordination and management of the project. To accommodate the budget and schedule, the team completed the space requirements programming, furniture equipment inventories, and the schematic floor plan in fast-track mode in the first few weeks of the project. John Hennessey of EIP, Jim Leiter and John Concannon of Integrated, and Mike Kunz and Sarah Cormier of Maugel’s Harvard team, coordinated all aspects of Enterasys’ complex consolidation. OfficeWorks coordinated the owner’s furniture package with all other construction activities.
The size and the complexity of the project dictated a phased delivery of spaces. The interior construction was broken down into six quadrants of approximately 32,000 SF each, which were delivered on a tightly managed scheduled.
Enterasys Networks is a global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions. Their solutions involve a combination of automation, visibility and control capabilities. Enterasys provides a broad range of enterprise networking and security solutions by technology and industry.
Integrated Builders, entering their 21st year, provides clients with general contracting and construction management services. The firm has served corporations, developers, property managers, retailers, healthcare providers, and private institutions across New England. Addressing client needs “From a Client’s Point of View” enables Integrated Builders to offer the highest quality service.