Maugel Architects announced today it has completed approximately 11,000 square feet (sf) of office space for Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., located at 55 Technology Drive in Lowell, MA. Borrego, a leading installer of solar and electric systems, provides a complete range of solar energy services to the commercial and public sector. This is Maugel’s second commission for Borrego Solar. In 2011, Maugel provided space requirements planning for Borrego’s previous location on Westford Street in Lowell, MA.
The property at 55 Technology Drive was well known to Maugel. The firm had previously renovated the building’s lobby and common areas and designed multiple office fit-ups for the space while it was owned by Nordblom Company. Maugel was working with the current owners, Novoya Real Estate, to market the building when Borrego expressed interest.
“We are happy to be continuing our relationship with the team at Borrego Solar Systems," said Sarah Cormier, project manager at Maugel Architects. "We were able to pick up right where we left off and create an innovative expansion space to suit Borrego’s needs. We look forward to working together on future projects.”
Maugel’s design for Borrego features a mix of private and open office areas and amenities. The open office area features a large centrally-located conference room lined with floor-to-ceiling frameless glass walls—designed around a custom-made solar panel table; an employee lounge and games area; and cubicles arranged in a bullpen formation with 48” walls and glass panels to allow for collaboration and visual connection to the exterior.
“Maugel created the perfect space for us at Technology Drive—with its open floor plan, glass walls, ample conference rooms and lounge areas, we are able to work more collaboratively and comfortably," said Brendan Nagle, chief operating office at Borrego Solar Systems. "We are continuing to build out the Borrego team and while we needed an office that could accommodate our practical needs for space, we also wanted the office to facilitate our inclusive work culture and be a welcoming space to host customers.“
Additional team members included Redstar Contracting and EDE Engineers.