Kronos Offices

Corporate
LOCATION: Lowell, MA
COMPLETED: 2018
SIZE: 465,000 SF
OWNERS: Kronos
ARCHITECT: Packard Design
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Robert Benson Photography

DESIGN TEAM:Justin Brown

Comprising 6,000 employees worldwide, the multi-national workforce and human capital management cloud provider, Kronos, had outgrown their previous location in Chelmsford, MA, and selected the iconic Cross Point office tower complex in Lowell for their new global headquarters in 2016. Now centralized and spread across 16 floors, their new 465,000 square foot space affords a combination of private and open offices, conference rooms, and breakout spaces within generous common areas.

A combination of architecturally-integrated uplighting, wallwashing, and decorative pendants in bold geometric forms emphasize the architectural features that are primarily situated around the building cores and common areas. Not to be ignored, the predominant open offices benefit from a fun interpretation of the Kronos logo. The seemingly normal direct/indirect linear pendants lighting these spaces take a different direction by literally changing direction; at the end of each run, the custom pendants bend upwards at the same angle as the lines in the company logo and help mark the circulation zones around the workstations.