Wayfair

Wayfair

The first three phases of this project for Wayfair were for the relocation and expansion from their previous space on Huntington Avenue to their current space at Four Copley Place, which now serves as their global headquarters. Collaboration and interaction were key design criteria. There are no individual offices for employees. Interconnecting stairs, in conjunction with kitchenettes and cafeterias dispersed throughout the floors and towers, encourage employees to move through the space and engage with their peers. The other key criteria was to use the space to showcase Wayfair’s furniture and home goods. Collaboration spaces are themed and designed with Wayfair products in mind and help break up large floor plates. In addition, these spaces help serve as wayfinding in an increasingly growing space. TRIA has been hired to complete phase seven of this expansion as the company continues to grow throughout the building at Four Copley Place. Throughout the phases, it has been necessary to remain consistent with the design while keeping pace with modern design and creating a fun and flexible work environment for Wayfair’s employees.

Lucianna Lucarelli was lead designer of this project at McMahon Architects where this project was completed.

Project Genetics

  • Collaboration supports innovation
  • Clever branding and wayfinding

Project Location

Boston, Mass.

Project Size

260,000 SF

Project Completion

2015

Project Type

Corporate interiors

Market Sector

  • Corporate Interiors

Photography

Elisif Photography

The first three phases of this project for Wayfair were for the relocation and expansion from their previous space on Huntington Avenue to their current space at Four Copley Place, which now serves as their global headquarters. Collaboration and interaction were key design criteria. There are no individual offices for employees. Interconnecting stairs, in conjunction with kitchenettes and cafeterias dispersed throughout the floors and towers, encourage employees to move through the space and engage with their peers. The other key criteria was to use the space to showcase Wayfair’s furniture and home goods. Collaboration spaces are themed and designed with Wayfair products in mind and help break up large floor plates. In addition, these spaces help serve as wayfinding in an increasingly growing space. TRIA has been hired to complete phase seven of this expansion as the company continues to grow throughout the building at Four Copley Place. Throughout the phases, it has been necessary to remain consistent with the design while keeping pace with modern design and creating a fun and flexible work environment for Wayfair’s employees.

Lucianna Lucarelli was lead designer of this project at McMahon Architects where this project was completed.