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Making and Manufacturing – from CNC to cGMP

12 Dec 2016 by

Does the spirit of making have synergies with the demands of manufacturing? Yes, the synergies are evident in the advanced technologies employed in both maker spaces and production facilities. We see an exploration of materials and processes in maker space that impacts highly-automated manufacturing facilities in unexpected ways. There is a beautiful book now circulating […]

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Tradeline Article: Making a 100 Percent Open Office Environment Work for 1,000 Employees

16 Sep 2016 by

At the Tradeline Space Strategies conference in May, I had the opportunity to present a case study on our recently completed 100% open office project – the North American Headquarters for EF Education First. The headquarters, located in the former industrial North Point area of Cambridge, serves as a modern case study of an open office workspace. […]

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Tradeline Space Strategies: “100% Open Workplace”

21 Apr 2016 by

Come join the discussion! On Thursday, May 5th I will present a case study of the new EF Education First North American Headquarters building in Cambridge: “100% Open Workplace: Post-occupancy findings on a 100% open work environment for 1,000+ employees.” This new building is considered the largest entirely open-plan office in Massachusetts. It is an outstanding […]

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A Case for Resiliency

08 Oct 2015 by

Climate change and its effect on building design are multi-fold. Broadly, there are architectural responses to energy use and environmental footprint that are essential in the aggregate to reducing the impacts of climate change, and there are responses that raise the endurance threshold of specific buildings – resiliency to climate effects. In coastal areas the […]

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The Countdown to the EF Education First Opening Begins!

14 Oct 2014 by

Wilson Architects had the great privilege of working with the wonderful team at EF Education First on its new North American headquarters in North Point, Cambridge.  EF -a global leader in language training, international education, and cultural exchange- will mark its move into the new building with an opening celebration on October 16th. As architect-of-record, […]

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2014 Library Design Showcase • Snell Library

10 Sep 2014 by

This month’s issue of American Libraries showcased new and renovated libraries that the American Library Association wrote were “shining examples of innovative architecture that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways.” We were delighted to have our design among these libraries, and called out as a “higher education hub.” Located at the heart […]

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Innovation Forum • Will the Biotech Bubble Burst?

18 May 2014 by

A panel comprised of a biotech executives from Acceleron Pharma (Steven Ertel, Chief Business Officer),  Back Bay Life Science Advisers (Jonathan Gertler, MD, Managing Partner and CEO), Verastem (Dan Paterson, Chief Business Officer) and a venture capitalist from Third Rock Ventures (Kiran Reddy, MD, Assc. Partner) convened at District Hall, the Seaport’s new innovation meeting […]

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Groundbreaking for EF Education First’s New Headquarters Building

25 Sep 2012 by

EF Education First broke ground on their new 300,000 SF North American headquarters in Cambridge, MA at the DCR’s North Point Park. The 10-story building will feature office and education spac, an above-grade structured parking garage and a dedicated bike room for EF employees. It will also include public space on the ground and mezzanine […]

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