2018 IES Awards Boston Section – Honorable Mention
© Anton Grassl/Esto
Wayfinding becomes paramount in a 140,000-square-foot office space, located on one floor. Spatial definition created by the design team provides visual orientation, connection to the outdoors, and a sense of scale for each of the work groups. Large sweeps of clean white ceiling bands were created to stretch across the length of the building from east to west, breaking down the overall scale and giving a grain to an otherwise massive volume. The open office is lighted with linear indirect pendant fixtures to evenly illuminate these planes, and to balance brightness with daylight from windows and skylights. Corridors are lighted with direct downlights and vertical lines of light semi-recessed into the walls, bouncing up and down and alternating from side-to-side. The circulation corridors running north/south use a similar theme of linear geometry, in the form of horizontal pendants swimming along the corridors and clustering over gathering places.