Flagship Pioneering

After completing initial test fits, TRIA provided architectural services for Flagship Pioneering’s Science Hotel project. As an organization that resources and builds life sciences companies to invent breakthrough technologies, the 33,500 SF space was designed to maximize efficiency and innovation. TRIA fit out five suites for approximately 125 employees at One Kendall Square, a mixed-use facility in Cambridge, MA, which houses other notable life sciences firms. Flagship’s facilities consist of wet lab space with tissue culture suites, lab support including central autoclave and glass wash, amenity, and office. TRIA took care to balance the lab space with bright and inviting amenity spaces, such as convertible conference spaces and multi-functional meeting points.

LOCATION

Cambridge, MA

SIZE

33,500 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvement
Interior Design
Lab Design

After completing initial test fits, TRIA provided architectural services for biotech firm Flagship Pioneering’s Science Hotel project. As an organization that resources and builds life sciences companies to invent breakthrough technologies, the 33,500 SF incubator space was designed to maximize efficiency and innovation. TRIA fit out five suites for approximately 125 employees at One Kendall Square, a mixed-use facility that houses other notable life sciences firms. Flagship’s facilities consist of wet lab space with tissue culture suites, lab support including a central autoclave and glass wash, amenities, and office areas. TRIA balanced the lab space with bright and inviting amenity spaces, such as convertible conference spaces and multi-functional meeting points.

Platelet Biogenesis

Platelet Bio, a preclinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering an entirely new platform of allogeneic cell therapies based on platelet biology, asked TRIA to create a culture-centric and functional design for its new lab and office space on one floor.

The existing building’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample sunlight with commanding views of the neighborhood. Periodic glass walls between the lab and office spaces provide a collective visual connection, allowing for transparency amongst coworkers and potential clients. An exceptional design feature is the automated glass wall between the boardroom and adjacent café, which can disappear above the ceiling to create one large meeting space for all-hands gatherings. This element supports wider firm cohesion and is a notable addition to the office, which speaks to Platelet’s unique culture and identity. TRIA extended this detailed approach to the laboratories, where great care was taken to enhance lab safety. Personal protective equipment, eye wash and safety showers are clearly visible; biosafety cabinets, refrigerators, fume hoods and autoclaves are located for safety and energy efficiency. Lastly, hands-free entries to tissue culture rooms open powered doors, reducing contamination.

LOCATION

Watertown, MA

SIZE

17,500 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Branding
Workplace Evaluation
Interior Design
Lab Design
Visioning
Programming and Planning

Platelet Bio, a preclinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering an entirely new platform of allogeneic cell therapies based on platelet biology, asked TRIA to create a culture-centric and functional design for its new lab and office space on one floor.

The existing building’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample sunlight with commanding views of the neighborhood. Periodic glass walls between the lab and office spaces provide a collective visual connection, allowing for transparency amongst coworkers and potential clients. An exceptional design feature is the automated glass wall between the boardroom and adjacent café, which can disappear above the ceiling to create one large meeting space for all-hands gatherings. This element supports wider firm cohesion and is a notable addition to the office, which speaks to Platelet’s unique culture and identity. TRIA extended this detailed approach to the laboratories, where great care was taken to enhance lab safety. Personal protective equipment, eye wash and safety showers are clearly visible; biosafety cabinets, refrigerators, fume hoods and autoclaves are located for safety and energy efficiency. Lastly, hands-free entries to tissue culture rooms open powered doors, reducing contamination.

Akouos

Akouos is a precision genetic medicine company focused on developing gene therapies with the potential to restore, improve, and preserve hi-acuity physiologic hearing for people worldwide who live with disabling hearing loss.

Shortly after its founding, Akous was in need of a strategic workspace to develop its therapies.  TRIA worked closely with the Akouos leadership to determine the present and future needs of the space for its first initial design. Later, TRIA fine-tuned the design during construction once scientists and other staff were brought on board. The result is a noteworthy blend of function and form, making full use of the building’s high ceilings and stunning views. The office area is open, allowing the light to penetrate evenly throughout the space. The lab includes an Animal Care Facility (ACF), tissue culture rooms, open lab space, a small freezer farm, and cold rooms.

LOCATION

SIZE

25,000 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Interior Design
Lab Design
Visioning
Programming and Planning
Renderings

Akouos is a precision genetic medicine company focused on developing gene therapies with the potential to restore, improve, and preserve hi-acuity physiologic hearing for people worldwide who live with disabling hearing loss.

Shortly after its founding, Akous was in need of a strategic workspace to develop its therapies.  TRIA worked closely with the Akouos leadership to determine the present and future needs of the space for its first initial design. Later, TRIA fine-tuned the design during construction once scientists and other staff were brought on board. The result is a noteworthy blend of function and form, making full use of the building’s high ceilings and stunning views. The office area is open, allowing the light to penetrate evenly throughout the space. The lab includes an Animal Care Facility (ACF), tissue culture rooms, open lab space, a small freezer farm, and cold rooms.

Syros Pharmaceuticals

Syros Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing new standards of care for the frontline treatment of hematologic malignancies, needed a new corporate headquarters with a design that highlighted their three core principles: hope, health, and growth.

TRIA designed this one floor to function as a culture-centric space that supports innovation and collaboration. Large windows and an open floor plan draw natural light through the space, symbolizing hope. The repeated use of natural materials such as sealed concrete, wood, linoleum, and a living wall are reflections of health. An uninterrupted path of wood features creates a seamless flow through the office and lab, allowing for free movement and unhindered growth. Ultimately, the space was designed to remind employees of the profound impact their research has on the patients and to keep them focused on the goal of changing lives for the better.

Location

Cambridge, MA

Size

53,000 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Interior Design
Lab Design
Visioning
Programming and Planning

Syros Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company committed to advancing new standards of care for the frontline treatment of hematologic malignancies, needed a new corporate headquarters with a design that highlighted their three core principles: hope, health, and growth.

TRIA designed this one floor to function as a culture-centric space that supports innovation and collaboration. Large windows and an open floor plan draw natural light through the space, symbolizing hope. The repeated use of natural materials such as sealed concrete, wood, linoleum, and a living wall are reflections of health. An uninterrupted path of wood features creates a seamless flow through the office and lab, allowing for free movement and unhindered growth. Ultimately, the space was designed to remind employees of the profound impact their research has on the patients and to keep them focused on the goal of changing lives for the better.

Generation Bio

2020 IIDA New England Design Award Winner in the Research Lab category!

Generation Bio, a biotechnology company innovating genetic medicines for people living with rare and prevalent diseases, needed a new headquarters that would provide an employee-focused and collaborative workspace.  An open, light-filled environment without enclosed offices is achieved by utilizing glass walls allowing natural light into every lab space, offering visual continuity and transparency between the office and labs.

The office is organized into six distinct neighborhoods, each divided by a central collaboration zone of technology-enabled conference rooms, seating areas, and phone booths. To accelerate the company’s interaction and scientific collaboration, bench seating in each neighborhood is arranged in cross-functional teams based on project focus. Our design team included a reflection area that provides a quiet, art-filled space for time away from team-oriented work. In addition, several photo walls with portraits of children and families affected by rare diseases offer a daily reminder of Generation Bio’s mission.

Designed for employee comfort and productivity, the new headquarters also provides flexible space for future headcount growth.

Location

Cambridge, MA

Size

75,000 SF

Services

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Visioning
Interior Design
Programming and Planning
Lab Design

2020 IIDA New England Design Award Winner in the Research Lab category!

Generation Bio, a biotechnology company innovating genetic medicines for people living with rare and prevalent diseases, needed a new headquarters that would provide an employee-focused and collaborative workspace.  An open, light-filled environment without enclosed offices is achieved by utilizing glass walls allowing natural light into every lab space, offering visual continuity and transparency between the office and labs.

The office is organized into six distinct neighborhoods, each divided by a central collaboration zone of technology-enabled conference rooms, seating areas, and phone booths. To accelerate the company’s interaction and scientific collaboration, bench seating in each neighborhood is arranged in cross-functional teams based on project focus. Our design team included a reflection area that provides a quiet, art-filled space for time away from team-oriented work. In addition, several photo walls with portraits of children and families affected by rare diseases offer a daily reminder of Generation Bio’s mission.

Designed for employee comfort and productivity, the new headquarters also provides flexible space for future headcount growth.

TRIA

TRIA more than doubled its office space in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building (IDB) to accommodate its 50+ employees and allow room for future new hires. TRIA has taken 11,700 SF of additional space adjacent to its existing office on the third floor to support its continued growth.

The expansion features a larger reception and a kitchen that doubles as an all-hands meeting room. In addition,  teams can collaborate in two distinct open office neighborhood work zones, each equipped with small huddle rooms that allow teams to privately meet. The stripped-back industrial features, such as structural beams and a large original now decorative loading door, remind employees to employ creative solutions when improving a tenant’s existing conditions.  Likewise, the building’s impressive-sized pillars that run throughout the IDB became a functional focal point by wrapping them in shelving to house TRIA’s extensive materials library, encouraging cross-office collaboration and interaction. Large windows throughout allow light to penetrate the entire office and give the staff glimpses of the active cruise terminal just yards away. All desks are sit-to-stand, and the office design allows for flexible seating in addition to standard permanent seating.

Location

Boston, MA

Size

11,700 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Interior Design
Visioning
Renderings
Programming and Planning

TRIA more than doubled its office space in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building (IDB) to accommodate its 50+ employees and allow room for future new hires. TRIA has taken 11,700 SF of additional space adjacent to its existing office on the third floor to support its continued growth.

The expansion features a larger reception and a kitchen that doubles as an all-hands meeting room. In addition,  teams can collaborate in two distinct open office neighborhood work zones, each equipped with small huddle rooms that allow teams to privately meet. The stripped-back industrial features, such as structural beams and a large original now decorative loading door, remind employees to employ creative solutions when improving a tenant’s existing conditions.  Likewise, the building’s impressive-sized pillars that run throughout the IDB became a functional focal point by wrapping them in shelving to house TRIA’s extensive materials library, encouraging cross-office collaboration and interaction. Large windows throughout allow light to penetrate the entire office and give the staff glimpses of the active cruise terminal just yards away. All desks are sit-to-stand, and the office design allows for flexible seating in addition to standard permanent seating.

IPSEN

Ipsen, a global mid-size biopharmaceutical company, focuses on transformative medicines in three key therapeutic areas: oncology, rare disease and neuroscience. When relocating its US headquarters from New Jersey to Cambridge, MA, TRIA was tasked with renovating the new headquarters while simultaneously renovating the company’s nearby research & development facility.

Our architects and designers created spaces that serve Ipsen’s employees’ flexible and collaborative nature, whether in the lab or office. With an organic layout, fluid transitions, and a multitude of different ways to work, TRIA prioritized giving every employee an option best suited for their day’s work.

After evaluating workflows, Ipsen now utilizes assigned neighborhoods that offer open seating. Each neighborhood has access to lockers and designated conference rooms and space for private phone calls. Coffee and water bars in between areas encourage inter-neighborhood collaboration with technological access at any given point to continue an organic workflow.

LOCATION

Cambridge, MA

SIZE

50,000 SF & 46,000 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Master Planning
Interior Design
Visioning
Programming and Planning
Lab Design

Ipsen, a global mid-size biopharmaceutical company, focuses on transformative medicines in three key therapeutic areas: oncology, rare disease and neuroscience. When relocating its US headquarters from New Jersey to Cambridge, MA, TRIA was tasked with renovating the new headquarters while simultaneously renovating the company’s nearby research & development facility.

Our architects and designers created spaces that serve Ipsen’s employees’ flexible and collaborative nature, whether in the lab or office. With an organic layout, fluid transitions, and a multitude of different ways to work, TRIA prioritized giving every employee an option best suited for their day’s work.

After evaluating workflows, Ipsen now utilizes assigned neighborhoods that offer open seating. Each neighborhood has access to lockers and designated conference rooms and space for private phone calls. Coffee and water bars in between areas encourage inter-neighborhood collaboration with technological access at any given point to continue an organic workflow.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is a leading gastrointestinal (GI) healthcare company on a mission to advance the treatment of GI diseases and redefine the standard of care for GI patients. Patient-focused, they needed architectural services from a design firm that could provide creative solutions in keeping their new headquarters feel unified and their mission front and center.

Sourcing inspiration from Ironwood’s name, TRIA’s design melds industrial and organic architectural elements to foster a bold, yet meaningful ‘can do’ environment.  Fun yet informative graphics and company branding are leveraged throughout the open-concept office space to raise awareness of the GI medical conditions that the company’s medicines are designed to treat. Embracing different ways of working together, the staff can settle into a number of different neighborhoods. Wooden millwork elements and soft seating serve as room dividers for several collaboration areas or private, head-down work.  All spaces are intended to foster an atmosphere of trust and cooperation across all teams.

Location

Boston, MA

Size

39,000 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Visioning
Interior Design

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is a leading gastrointestinal (GI) healthcare company on a mission to advance the treatment of GI diseases and redefine the standard of care for GI patients. Patient-focused, they needed architectural services from a design firm that could provide creative solutions in keeping their new headquarters feel unified and their mission front and center.

Sourcing inspiration from Ironwood’s name, TRIA’s design melds industrial and organic architectural elements to foster a bold, yet meaningful ‘can do’ environment.  Fun yet informative graphics and company branding are leveraged throughout the open-concept office space to raise awareness of the GI medical conditions that the company’s medicines are designed to treat. Embracing different ways of working together, the staff can settle into a number of different neighborhoods. Wooden millwork elements and soft seating serve as room dividers for several collaboration areas or private, head-down work.  All spaces are intended to foster an atmosphere of trust and cooperation across all teams.

PureTech Health

TRIA’s holistic approach to PureTech Health’s new headquarters at Innovation Square (iSQ) in Boston’s Seaport district creates a workspace with a seamless connection between lab and office. By incorporating an abundance of glass walls to convey light and transparency, visitors are welcomed with a view into the lab to witness the discoveries taking place there. The design of the space is dramatic and sophisticated featuring dark exposed ceilings, brick columns, deep grey walls. A centrally located café provides an outdoor garden experience with mossy wallcoverings and light fixtures resembling lanterns. Nearby, the staircase connecting PureTech’s two floors is a focal point of the space with rope-like features surrounding the open stair. Coinciding with the breathtaking design of the office and amenity spaces, all-black casework provides PureTech’s open lab with a stand-out design that is unique for the industry.

Location

Boston, MA

Size

50,000 SF

SERVICES

Tenant Improvements
Workplace Evaluation
Interior Design
Lab Design
Visioning
Programming & Planning

TRIA’s holistic approach to PureTech Health’s new headquarters at Innovation Square (iSQ) in Boston’s Seaport district creates a workspace with a seamless connection between lab and office. By incorporating an abundance of glass walls to convey light and transparency, visitors are welcomed with a view into the lab to witness the discoveries taking place there. The design of the space is dramatic and sophisticated featuring dark exposed ceilings, brick columns, deep grey walls. A centrally located café provides an outdoor garden experience with mossy wallcoverings and light fixtures resembling lanterns. Nearby, the staircase connecting PureTech’s two floors is a focal point of the space with rope-like features surrounding the open stair. Coinciding with the breathtaking design of the office and amenity spaces, all-black casework provides PureTech’s open lab with a stand-out design that is unique for the industry.

Cresa Boston

TRIA provided interior architecture and corporate design services for Cresa’s relocation of its Boston office to the 10th floor of Atlantic Wharf, a mixed-use tower in Boston’s vibrant Waterfront District. The need was to create an open, modern, and collaborative workspace that maximizes natural light and spectacular views of Boston Harbor.

Shifting Cresa’s workspace from a traditional office design to an open office environment, TRIA’s approach was to incorporate various types of work settings and gathering spaces to create a casual and collaborative office. TRIA did so by incorporating varied work areas, a mix of meeting spaces, utilizing the cafe as a collaborative zone, and a focus on technology and AV.

In designing the space, TRIA blended a warm neutral palette with wood tones to create a sophisticated and modern yet inviting style. A range of polished and rustic materials enrich the space, including concrete flooring, exposed ceilings, reclaimed wood details, and glass walls. A wood slat ceiling extends from Cresa’s reception area and adjoining conference room features a fully integrated, seamless technology system, with on flat-panel screen for branding facing reception and another screen facing conference room participants.

In the end, the energetic physical space reflects Cresa’s evolution and growth as a company while showcasing the workplace strategy design elements its clients seek.

Location

Boston, MA

Size

13,000 SF

SERVices

Tenant Improvements
Interior Design
Visioning

TRIA provided interior architecture and corporate design services for Cresa’s relocation of its Boston office to the 10th floor of Atlantic Wharf, a mixed-use tower in Boston’s vibrant Waterfront District. The need was to create an open, modern, and collaborative workspace that maximizes natural light and spectacular views of Boston Harbor.

Shifting Cresa’s workspace from a traditional office design to an open office environment, TRIA’s approach was to incorporate various types of work settings and gathering spaces to create a casual and collaborative office. TRIA did so by incorporating varied work areas, a mix of meeting spaces, utilizing the cafe as a collaborative zone, and a focus on technology and AV.

In designing the space, TRIA blended a warm neutral palette with wood tones to create a sophisticated and modern yet inviting style. A range of polished and rustic materials enrich the space, including concrete flooring, exposed ceilings, reclaimed wood details, and glass walls. A wood slat ceiling extends from Cresa’s reception area and adjoining conference room features a fully integrated, seamless technology system, with on flat-panel screen for branding facing reception and another screen facing conference room participants.

In the end, the energetic physical space reflects Cresa’s evolution and growth as a company while showcasing the workplace strategy design elements its clients seek.